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Renard

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Une queue de renard. A mockery. At one time a common practical joke was to fasten a fox’s tail behind a person against whom a laugh was designed. “Panurge never refrained from attaching a fox’s tail or the ears of a leveret, behind a Master of Arts or Doctor of Divinity, whenever he encountered them.”—Rabelais: Gargantua, ii. 16. (See Reynard.)

“Cʹest une petite vipère

Qui nʹepargneroit pas son père,

Et qui par nature ou par art

Scait couper la queuë au renard.”


Beaucaire: LʹEmbarras de la Foire.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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