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vixen

a female fox
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'Whether the vixenish mare was sufficiently well acquainted with the tones of Tom's voice to comprehend his meaning, or whether she found it colder standing still than moving on, of course I can't say.
Tom was fond of hot punch--I may venture to say he was VERY fond of hot punch--and after he had seen the vixenish mare well fed and well littered down, and had eaten every bit of the nice little hot dinner which the widow tossed up for him with her own hands, he just ordered a tumbler of it by way of experiment.
And he used to drive about the country, with the clay-coloured gig with the red wheels, and the vixenish mare with the fast pace, till he gave up business many years afterwards, and went to France with his wife; and then the old house was pulled down.'
Vanstone whistled to his vixenish terrier; flourished his stick at the hall door in cheerful defiance of the rain; and set off through wind and weather for his morning walk.
The film, Sciamma's first feature, revolves around the erupting desires of a group of fifteen-year-old girls--and specifically the strong libidinal power that Haenel's Floriane, the vixenish captain of a synchronized-swimming team, has over tiny, awkward Marie (Pauline Acquart).
"The Huntsman's" opening act, chronologically preceding the timeline of "Snow White" by a couple of decades, is dedicated to matters of queenly corruption, reintroducing Theron's vixenish Ravenna as she adds another royal scalp to her growing list of kills, via a black magic-abetted chess match.
Even The West Wing's version of Ann Coulter, as played by Emily Procter, was vastly more appealing--fair-minded, not a little vixenish if we're being honest, and touched by the show's inevitable tone of nobility.