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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hare  \Hare\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  {Harry},  {Harass}.] 
  To  excite;  to  tease,  or  worry;  to  harry.  [Obs.]  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hare  \Hare\,  n.  [AS.  hara;  akin  to  D.  haas,  G.  hase,  OHG.  haso, 
  Dan.  [ae]  Sw  hare,  Icel.  h?ri,  Skr.  ?a?a.  ?.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  rodent  of  the  genus  {Lepus},  having  long  hind 
  legs,  a  short  tail,  and  a  divided  upper  lip.  It  is  a  timid 
  animal,  moves  swiftly  by  leaps,  and  is  remarkable  for  its 
  fecundity. 
 
  Note:  The  species  of  hares  are  numerous.  The  common  European 
  hare  is  {Lepustimidus}.  The  northern  or  varying  hare  of 
  America  ({L.  Americanus}),  and  the  prairie  hare  ({L. 
  campestris}),  turn  white  in  winter.  In  America,  the 
  various  species  of  hares  are  commonly  called  {rabbits}. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  A  small  constellation  situated  south  of  and 
  under  the  foot  of  Orion;  Lepus. 
 
  {Hare  and  hounds},  a  game  played  by  men  and  boys,  two  called 
  hares,  having  a  few  minutes'  start  and  scattering  bits  of 
  paper  to  indicate  their  course,  being  chased  by  the 
  others  called  the  hounds,  through  a  wide  circuit. 
 
  {Hare  kangaroo}  (Zo["o]l.).,  a  small  Australian  kangaroo 
  ({Lagorchestes  Leporoides}),  resembling  the  hare  in  size 
  and  color, 
 
  {Hare's  lettuce}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Sonchus},  or 
  sow  thistle;  --  so  called  because  hares  are  said  to  eat  it 
  when  fainting  with  heat.  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  {Jumping  hare}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Jumping}. 
 
  {Little  chief  hare},  or  {Crying  hare}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Chief 
  hare}. 
 
  {Sea  hare}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Aplysia}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hare 
  n  1:  swift  timid  long-eared  mammal  larger  than  a  rabbit  having  a 
  divided  upper  lip  and  long  hind  legs;  young  born  furred 
  and  with  open  eyes 
  2:  flesh  of  any  of  various  rabbits  or  hares  (wild  or 
  domesticated)  eaten  as  food  [syn:  {rabbit}] 
  v  :  run  quickly;  "He  hared  down  the  hill" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hare 
  (Heb.  'arnebeth)  was  prohibited  as  food  according  to  the  Mosaic 
  law  (Lev.  11:6;  Deut.  14:7),  "because  he  cheweth  the  cud,  but 
  divideth  not  the  hoof."  The  habit  of  this  animal  is  to  grind  its 
  teeth  and  move  its  jaw  as  if  it  actually  chewed  the  cud.  But 
  like  the  cony  (q.v.),  it  is  not  a  ruminant  with  four  stomachs, 
  but  a  rodent  like  the  squirrel,  rat,  etc  Moses  speaks  of  it 
  according  to  appearance.  It  is  interdicted  because  though 
  apparently  chewing  the  cud,  it  did  not  divide  the  hoof. 
 
  There  are  two  species  in  Syria,  (1)  the  Lepus  Syriacus  or 
  Syrian  hare,  which  is  like  the  English  hare;  and  (2)  the  Lepus 
  Sinaiticus  or  hare  of  the  desert.  No  rabbits  are  found  in 
  Syria. 
 




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