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1(of the paper of old books or prints) discoloured with brown spots:‘large foxed sheets’
mottled, dappled, dapple, pied, piebald, brindled, brindle, speckled, speckly, flecked, specked, stippledView synonyms
- ‘Finally, some fine scans of Modern Library classics, complete with foxed, faded and generally well-worn dust-jackets.’
2informal, archaic Drunk:‘I am perhaps a trifle foxed’intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
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