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Definition: a condition issue affecting old books, prints and ephemera consisting of brown spotting caused by exposure to excessive humidity, extreme temperatures and/or the aging of inks originally used in processing
Pronunciation: fock-sing
Common Misspellings: foxxing
Examples:
Upon closer inspection, Carol saw the foxing on the antique print and realized why it was priced so reasonably.

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