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Arctic fox

a thickly furred, short-eared fox, Alopex lagopus, of the arctic regions, brownish gray in summer and white in winter.
Historical Examples

Our only visitor was an Arctic fox, a rare animal upon the pack, though common enough upon the land.
The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales Arthur Conan Doyle

They are all of the same family, with the single exception of the white or Arctic fox.
Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter

The Labrador red fox is very common in the woods, and the “white,” or Arctic fox, in the barrens and further south on both coasts.
Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador William Wood

Getting a living in winter is not easy, and so the Arctic fox is a great traveler.
The Burgess Animal Book for Children Thornton W. Burgess

Polar bears were numerous beyond our previous experience, and the Arctic fox and hare abounded.
Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack Elisha Kent Kane

Tailpiece to the account of the Arctic fox, p. 274—a gibbet in the distance; in the foreground two boys hanging a dog.
Hanging in Chains Albert Hartshorne

The Arctic fox is not nearly such a clever animal as the common fox, and is very easily trapped.
The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood

There is the Arctic fox, which is confined to the cold Northern regions, and which in winter is white.
The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid

The Arctic fox is common in Labrador, but also in the northern peninsula of Newfoundland.
In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2) Fridtjof Nansen

With the exception of the Arctic fox, the higher fauna of these islands were found exclusively among the sea mammals.
Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait Peter Lauridsen

a fox, Alopex lagopus, of arctic regions, whose fur is dark grey in the summer and white in the winter See also blue fox


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