from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who kills foxes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who kills a fox, except in hunting; also, the act of so killing a fox.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fox-killer.
- n. The killing of a fox or of foxes.
In Leicestershire he would be regarded as a hunting man, while in his own district he is known as a vulpicide, for Reynard is seldom, if ever, found in his coverts.
In such a county as Leicestershire, foxes are not "accidentally" killed, but when so, what bewailings over the "late lamented!" what anathemas upon the villain's head who is suspected of "vulpicide"!
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On the way home the Padre shot a fox – that is, he says, he "committed vulpicide."
As the vulpicide, on the afternoon of the day of the deed, went along the corridor to his room, one maid-servant whispered to another, and the poor victim of an imperfect sight heard the words -- "That's he as shot the fox!"
"Did you say vulpicide?" she asks, with a sweet smile.
The farmers, to the anger of conservationists, say that sea eagles have been targeting their lambs and destroying their already meagre income. fox hunting gentlemen persuaded farmers not to commit vulpicide by establishing a "poultry fund" whereby non-hunting farmers were compensated for livestock taken by foxes.
As the vulpicide, on the afternoon of the day of the deed, went along the corridor to his room, one maid-servant whispered to another, and the poor victim of an imperfect sight heard the words — “That’s he as shot the fox!”
Imagine the feelings of an English squire, M.H. of his county, loving dogs and horses as some women love children, and regarding poaching and vulpicide as crimes almost as bad as murder -- imagine his feelings when his beautiful wife, grave and simple, should say at a hunt-dinner, "I do not like riding.
"You behold, madam, in that young man the moral effects of vulpicide.