fox\ and\ geese

n. phr.
A tag game in which the player representing the fox tries to catch one of the players representing geese as they run around the outside of a circle.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • Fox and geese — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fox and geese — noun 1. a. : a board game in which pegs or pieces representing geese can be moved only forward in their attempt to corner the fox while the piece representing the fox can move in any direction and can remove geese from the board by jumping them b …   Useful english dictionary

  • fox and geese — {n. phr.} A tag game in which the player representing the fox tries to catch one of the players representing geese as they run around the outside of a circle …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fox and geese — {n. phr.} A tag game in which the player representing the fox tries to catch one of the players representing geese as they run around the outside of a circle …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fox and geese —   Punipeki, manu (game) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Fox games — are a category of board games where one player is the fox and tries to eat the geese/sheep, and the other player directs the geese/sheep and attempts to trap the fox, or reach a destination on the board. In another variant, Fox and Hounds , the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fox — (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus {Vulpes},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fox bat — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fox bolt — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fox brush — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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