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 for Fox wedge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     1. (Zool.) A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family
        Canid[ae], of many species. The European fox ({V.
        vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American red fox ({V.
        fulvus), the American gray fox ({V. Virginianus}), and
        the arctic, white, or blue, fox ({V. lagopus) are
        well-known species.
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     Note: The black or silver-gray fox is a variety of the
           American red fox, producing a fur of great value; the
           cross-gray and woods-gray foxes are other varieties of
           the same species, of less value. The common foxes of
           Europe and America are very similar; both are
           celebrated for their craftiness. They feed on wild
           birds, poultry, and various small animals.
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                 Subtle as the fox for prey.        --Shak.
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     2. (Zool.) The European dragonet.
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     3. (Zool.) The fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also
        sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
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     4. A sly, cunning fellow. [Colloq.]
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              We call a crafty and cruel man a fox. --Beattie.
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     5. (Naut.) Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar;
        -- used for seizings or mats.
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     6. A sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the
        blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox. [Obs.]
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              Thou diest on point of fox.           --Shak.
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     7. pl. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs,
        formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin;
        -- called also Outagamies.
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     Fox and geese.
        (a) A boy's game, in which one boy tries to catch others
            as they run one goal to another.
        (b) A game with sixteen checkers, or some substitute for
            them, one of which is called the fox, and the rest the
            geese; the fox, whose first position is in the middle
            of the board, endeavors to break through the line of
            the geese, and the geese to pen up the fox.
     Fox bat (Zool.), a large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus,
        of many species, inhabiting Asia, Africa, and the East
        Indies, esp. P. medius of India. Some of the species are
        more than four feet across the outspread wings. See Fruit
     Fox bolt, a bolt having a split end to receive a fox wedge.
     Fox brush (Zool.), the tail of a fox.
     Fox evil, a disease in which the hair falls off; alopecy.
     Fox grape (Bot.), the name of two species of American
        grapes. The northern fox grape ({Vitis Labrusca) is the
        origin of the varieties called Isabella, Concord,
        Hartford, etc., and the southern fox grape ({Vitis
        vulpina) has produced the Scuppernong, and probably the
     Fox hunter.
        (a) One who pursues foxes with hounds.
        (b) A horse ridden in a fox chase.
     Fox shark (Zool.), the thrasher shark. See Thrasher
        shark, under Thrasher.
     Fox sleep, pretended sleep.
     Fox sparrow (Zool.), a large American sparrow ({Passerella
        iliaca); -- so called on account of its reddish color.
     Fox squirrel (Zool.), a large North American squirrel
        ({Sciurus niger, or S. cinereus). In the Southern
        States the black variety prevails; farther north the
        fulvous and gray variety, called the cat squirrel, is
        more common.
     Fox terrier (Zool.), one of a peculiar breed of terriers,
        used in hunting to drive foxes from their holes, and for
        other purposes. There are rough- and smooth-haired
     Fox trot, a pace like that which is adopted for a few
        steps, by a horse, when passing from a walk into a trot,
        or a trot into a walk.
     Fox wedge (Mach. & Carpentry), a wedge for expanding the
        split end of a bolt, cotter, dowel, tenon, or other piece,
        to fasten the end in a hole or mortise and prevent
        withdrawal. The wedge abuts on the bottom of the hole and
        the piece is driven down upon it. Fastening by fox wedges
        is called foxtail wedging.
     Fox wolf (Zool.), one of several South American wild dogs,
        belonging to the genus Canis. They have long, bushy
        tails like a fox.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wedge \Wedge\ (w[e^]j), n. [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig,
     wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel.
     veggr, Dan. v[ae]gge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a
     peg. Cf. Wigg.]
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     1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one
        end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in
        splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and
        the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called
        the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers,
        under Mechanical.
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     2. (Geom.) A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base,
        two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge,
        and two triangular ends.
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     3. A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
        "Wedges of gold." --Shak.
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     4. Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn
        up in such a form.
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              In warlike muster they appear,
              In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings.
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     5. The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the
        classical tripos; -- so called after a person (Wedgewood)
        who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
        [Cant, Cambridge Univ., Eng.] --C. A. Bristed.
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     6. (Golf) A golf club having an iron head with the face
        nearly horizontal, used for lofting the golf ball at a
        high angle, as when hitting the ball out of a sand trap or
        the rough.
     Fox wedge. (Mach. & Carpentry) See under Fox.
     Spherical wedge (Geom.), the portion of a sphere included
        between two planes which intersect in a diameter.
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