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 Russ.Russia. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rus’sel.
 
A common name given to a fox, from its russet colour.   1
       
“Dann Russel, the fox, stert up at oones,
And by the garget hente Chaunteclere
And on his bak toward the wood him here.”
       
Chaucer: The Nonne Prestes Tale.
 


 Russ.Russia. 

 
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