Brer Fox

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Brer Fox

sly trickster; outwits everyone. [Children’s Lit.: Uncle Remus]
See: Cunning
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What, then, do we make of the tenuous alliance between Judy and trickster fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), which features none of the hunter-hunted tension shown between Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox in Disney's shameful "Song of the South"?
Only please, Br'er Fox, please don't fling me into the briar patch.
Br'er Fox takes the bait, of course, and learns that Br'er Rabbit isn't afraid o f the briar patch at all.
I soon realized that inventing a new image of ol' Br'er Fox was no more nor any less a challenge to my compositional and inventive capabilities than coming up with, say, a new image of Beatrice in Purgatorio or a new likeness for the Mad Hatter in Alice.
It's hard to believe, I know, but even Farmer Brown has appeared on television to extend the hand of reconciliation, insisting that Br'er Fox is most worthy of our trust.
Caught stealing from a garden by his archenemy Br'er Fox, he begs of his captor: "Do anything you want to me, but please, don't throw me in the briar patch
In this case, he said, House Republicans are playing the role of Br'er Fox, and Clinton is Br'er Rabbit.
By that time, d'Eon had begun to dress in women's clothes, only, he insisted, at the king's insistence, but since he continued to cross-dress when he was in exile in England, with no French king to make him do it, one is inclined to believe that he did protest too much, rather like Br'er Rabbit begging Br'er Fox not to throw him into his beloved briar patch.