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 Frying-pan.Fuchs [a fox]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fub.
 
To steal, to prig. (French, fourbi, “a Jew who conceals a trap;” fourber, “to cheat;” four, “a false pocket for concealing stolen goods.”)   1
 


 Frying-pan.Fuchs [a fox]. 

 
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