(2 syl.). The Quakers. So called from George Fox, who
organised the sect (1624-1690).
His muzzle, formed of opposition stuff,
Firm as a Foxite, would not lose its ruff.
Dr. Wolcott [Peter Pindar]: The Razor Seller.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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