Sage rabbit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sage rabbit (Zoöl) a species of hare (Lepus Nuttalli syn. Lepus artemisia) which inhabits the arid regions of Western North America and lives among sagebrush. By recent writers it is considered to be merely a variety of the common cottontail, or wood rabbit.
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Usage

In literature:

Jack rabbits and cotton-tails bounded and scampered away through the sage.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
There was grass and white sage where rabbits darted in and out.
"Wildfire" by Zane Grey
Daddy John was coming through the sage, a jack rabbit held up in one hand.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Nothing but jack rabbits and little, twittery birds moved through the sage, though she watched hungrily for horsemen.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
Somewhere into the sage-brush a jack-rabbit had darted and was now in hiding.
"Ray's Daughter" by Charles King
Across the road hopped a young rabbit, a little rounded shadow that melted into the blur of the sage.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Like the way we trapped a sage-rabbit once when we'd run out of supplies out in Hadriacum.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
The road lay through sage-brush and old barren cedar-trees, with rabbits darting now and then between the rocks.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
You're all just like these rabbits out in the sage.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Jack rabbits bounded down the aisles between the sage bushes.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
They were wrapped in blankets made of the skins of sage-rabbits.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
The sage-hens, the jackass rabbits and the antelopes had kept no record.
"The Red Mustang" by William O. Stoddard
The coyote preys on young deer and antelope and on small game, such as rabbits, prairie dogs, sage hens and badgers.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
A great horned owl shot in March, 1951, in the sage belt, had in its stomach the remains of a freshly killed adult brush rabbit.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
Even the rabbits and sage-hens had abandoned the country.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
In the meantime we hunted sage hens and jack rabbits, which were numerous in that sage brush country.
"The Awakening of the Desert" by Julius C. Birge
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In news:

State Fish and Wildlife biologists told The Wenatchee World they 80 baby pygmy rabbits they found last week in the Sage Brush Flat Wildlife Area is more than they expected.
Sage-roasted rabbit in Provence, fiery fish curry in Sri Lanka: The best new resort restaurants offer spectacular dishes like these in some of the most beautiful spots in the world.
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