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vulpes (volp- ), is (collat. form, nom. vulpis , Petr. 58; Avien. 40, 7), f. cf. Gr. ἀλώπηξ,
I.a fox.
II. Trop., cunning, craftiness: “animi sub vulpe latentes,Hor. A. P. 437; Pers. 5, 117.—Prov.
a. Jungere vulpes, for any absurd or impossible undertaking, Verg. E. 3, 91.—
b. Vulpes pilum mutat, non mores, Suet. Vesp. 16.—
c. Tam facile, quam pirum vulpes comest, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 32.—
III. Transf.: vulpes marina, a kind of shark: Squalus alopecia, Linn.; Plin. 9, 43, 67, § 145.
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