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 Foxglove,Foxy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Foxites (2 syl.).
 
The Quakers. So called from George Fox, who organised the sect (1624–1690).   1
       
“His muzzle, formed of opposition stuff,
Firm as a Foxite, would not lose its ruff.”
       
Dr. Wolcott [Peter Pindar]: The Razor Seller.
 


 Foxglove,Foxy. 

 
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