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foxed Syllabification: foxed

Definition of foxed in English:


(Of the paper of old books or prints) discolored with brown spots.
Example sentences
  • Finally, some fine scans of Modern Library classics, complete with foxed, faded and generally well-worn dust-jackets.


Pronunciation: /ˈfäksiNG/
Example sentences
  • It was published in London in 1809; apart from the inevitable foxing, it has stood up pretty well to its near 200 years on the shelf.
  • Front hinge cracking, back hinge just barely started, small cloth tears at the top and the bottom of the spine, light foxing and minor soiling. $9,500.
  • In addition to water damage and foxing, tape-staining can also be cured.
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