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coney


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coney  \Co"ney\  (?  or  ?),  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  rabbit.  See  {Cony}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fish.  See  {Cony}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hind  \Hind\,  n.  [AS.  hind;  akin  to  D.  hinde,  OHG.  hinta,  G. 
  hinde,  hindin,  Icel.,  Sw.,  &  Dan.  hind,  and  perh.  to  Goth. 
  hinpan  to  seize  (in  comp.),  E.  hunt,  or  cf  Gr  ?  a  young 
  deer.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  female  of  the  red  deer,  of  which  the  male 
  is  the  stag. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  spotted  food  fish  of  the  genus  {Epinephelus}, 
  as  {E.  apua}  of  Bermuda,  and  {E.  Drummond-hayi}  of 
  Florida;  --  called  also  {coney},  {John  Paw},  {spotted 
  hind}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cony  \Co"ny\  (?  or  ?;  277),  n.  [OE.  coning,  conig,  coni,  OF 
  connin,  conin,  connil  fr  L.  cuniculus  a  rabbit,  cony,  prob. 
  an  Hispanic  word.]  [Written  also  {coney}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  rabbit,  esp.,  the  European  rabbit  ({Lepus 
  cuniculus}). 
  b  The  chief  hare. 
 
  Note:  The  cony  of  Scripture  is  thought  to  be  {Hyrax 
  Syriacus},  called  also  {daman},  and  {cherogril}.  See 
  {Daman}. 
 
  2.  A  simpleton.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  is  a  most  simple  animal;  whence  are  derived  our 
  usual  phrases  of  cony  and  cony  catcher.  --Diet's  Dry 
  Dinner  (1599). 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  important  edible  West  Indian  fish  ({Epinephelus 
  apua});  the  hind  of  Bermuda. 
  b  A  local  name  of  the  burbot.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coney 
  n  1:  black-spotted  usually  dusky-colored  fish  with  reddish  fins 
  [syn:  {Epinephelus  fulvus}] 
  2:  any  of  several  small  ungulate  mammals  of  Africa  and  Asia 
  with  rodent-like  incisors  and  feet  with  hooflike  toes 
  [syn:  {hyrax},  {cony},  {dassie},  {das}] 
  3:  small  short-eared  burrowing  mammal  of  rocky  uplands  of  Asia 
  and  western  North  America  [syn:  {pika},  {mouse  hare},  {rock 
  rabbit},  {cony}] 
  4:  any  of  various  burrowing  animals  of  the  family  Leporidae 
  having  long  ears  and  short  tails;  some  domesticated  and 
  raised  for  pets  or  food  [syn:  {rabbit},  {cony}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Coney 
  (Heb.  shaphan;  i.e.,  "the  hider"),  an  animal  which  inhabits  the 
  mountain  gorges  and  the  rocky  districts  of  Arabia  Petraea  and 
  the  Holy  Land.  "The  conies  are  but  a  feeble  folk,  yet  make  they 
  their  houses  in  the  rocks"  (Prov.  30:26;  Ps  104:18).  They  are 
  gregarious,  and  "exceeding  wise"  (Prov.  30:24),  and  are 
  described  as  chewing  the  cud  (Lev.  11:5;  Deut.  14:7). 
 
  The  animal  intended  by  this  name  is  known  among  naturalists  as 
  the  Hyrax  Syriacus.  It  is  neither  a  ruminant  nor  a  rodent,  but 
  is  regarded  as  akin  to  the  rhinoceros.  When  it  is  said  to  "chew 
  the  cud,"  the  Hebrew  word  so  used  does  not  necessarily  imply  the 
  possession  of  a  ruminant  stomach.  "The  lawgiver  speaks  according 
  to  appearances;  and  no  one  can  watch  the  constant  motion  of  the 
  little  creature's  jaws,  as  it  sits  continually  working  its 
  teeth,  without  recognizing  the  naturalness  of  the  expression" 
  (Tristram,  Natural  History  of  the  Bible).  It  is  about  the  size 
  and  color  of  a  rabbit,  though  clumsier  in  structure,  and  without 
  a  tail.  Its  feet  are  not  formed  for  digging,  and  therefore  it 
  has  its  home  not  in  burrows  but  in  the  clefts  of  the  rocks. 
  Coney"  is  an  obsolete  English  word  for  "rabbit." 
 




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