Monday, January 31, 2011

Word of the Day

vulpine \VUHL-pahyn\, adjective:
1. Cunning or crafty.
2. Of or resembling a fox.
His olive complexion surrounded a vulpine smile whenever he looked in the direction of the defendant.
-- Jeffrey R. Ryan, A Volcano Heard Afar
McCone was aware of what was happening, and his leaning posture became more and more vulpine.
-- Stephen King, Richard Bachman, The Running Man
Vulpine derives from the Latin word for "fox," vulpinus.


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