• WordNet 3.6
    • n coney any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
    • n coney small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
    • n coney any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
    • n coney black-spotted usually dusky-colored fish with reddish fins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coney Island in New York got its name from rabbits. In early days it was overrun by rabbits, which were often referred to as coneys.
    • Coney (Zoöl) A fish. See Cony.
    • Coney (Zoöl) A rabbit. See Cony.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island, New York. It was designed by Lemarcus Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher.
    • n coney etc. See cony, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coney . See Cony.
    • n Coney kun′i a rabbit: :
    • n Coney or kun′i, a rabbit: :
    • n Coney kun′i (B.) translation of Heb. shâphân, the Hyrax syriacus, or rock-badger
    • n Coney kun′i (obs.) an equivocal term of endearment for a woman
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. through O. Fr. connil, from L. cuniculus, a rabbit.


In literature:

The shortest and most profitable railway in the world is probably to be seen at Coney Island, the famous suburban summer resort of New York.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
But the worst of it all was, accordin' to Aunt Isabella, that Maggie was in Coney Island.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Human nature is the same on the Labrador as on Coney Island.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
He was a swimmer and a good one; he hadn't neglected his opportunities in having been reared so close to Coney's isle.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
And the Coney-like Spirit that it would hurt men when he desired.
"Witch Stories" by E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
Memory of a wild ride on a Coney Island roller coaster streaked through Dave's brain.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
They had sent them to Coney Island on a vacation, but at night they were back home.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
Does he make a profit out of his coney-catching?
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
The ichneumon (Pharaoh's rat) is common and often tame; the coney and jerboa are found in the eastern mountains.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Don't let a boat trip to Coney go to your head; you might get brain-fever.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Get ready, and we'll take the boat to Coney Island and spend a couple of hours at sea.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
Up at 59th Street was a arch that looked like Coney Island frozen solid.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
They attracted much attention at Coney Island during the season, where they drove fast horses.
"True Detective Stories" by Cleveland Moffett
That Coney Island dinner.
"Toppleton's Client" by John Kendrick Bangs
If he was bound for a day to Coney Island what had brought him to the office at such an early hour of the morning?
"The Last Cruise of the Spitfire" by Edward Stratemeyer
Come along to 'Coney.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
Am I a common coney-catcher?
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
One of the most interesting facts in relation to this quadruped is, that the Syrian species is most probably the "coney" of the Scriptures.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
When Farrell's club was here instead, I used to go to Coney, Because I always figgered that the Yanks was only phony.
"Right off the Bat" by William F. Kirk
The first high-pressure main system in the city was installed at Coney Island in 1905, gas-engines working the pumps.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

'Tis a subtle kind or spirit
Of a venom-kind of nature,
That can, like a coney-ferret,
Creep unawares upon a creature.
"A Quarrel With Love" by Nicholas Breton

In news:

The crowned fishy one of Saturday's Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, vowed to go without food from the end of the parade until a community meeting on at 6 pm on Tuesday.
Though first popularized in Coney Island, frozen custard—a soft extruded ice cream rich with egg yolks—is now primarily a Wisconsin phenomenon.
On the other side of the globe from Coney Island, former Knicks star Stephon Marbury made his debut in China yesterday and told The Post he was suffering from major jet lag.
Sandy-damaged Nathan's flagship in Coney set to reopen this spring.
Officials for Nathan's Famous vowed yesterday to re-open its flagship eatery in Coney Island this spring after being plagued by significant flood damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Roxanne Boothe stands outside the Sam Burt Houses, where she is president of the tenants association, and shouts that "we have hot food" to alert residents of a donation of food on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 in Coney Island, N.Y.
Roxanne Boothe, right, use a flashlight as she walks a hallway at Sam Burt Houses, where she is president of the tenants association, checking residents on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 in Coney Island, N.Y.
Gargiulo's is one of several Coney Island restaurants that are more than mere dining establishments.
Birders flock to Coney to see unique gull.
CONEY ISLAND Stillwell Ave Garage / Warehouse plus Parking 15,000 SQ FT CAN BE DIVIDED FOR LEASE OR RENT BY OWNER 917-337-1800.
Cozy Corner Coney Island 5 votes.
You might know me from my adventures around the state of Michigan looking for Michigan's Best Coney Dog, BBQ and Ice Cream.
Sandy lashed these vehicles in Coney Island, N.Y.
Coney island patron kills would-be robber during a gunfight .
Costume-clad children and their parents will be hitting Coney Island on Saturday as the seaside neighborhood hosts its first ever Halloween parade.

In science:

Coney discussed how MiniBooNE would be using muon counters located at the end of a small pipe set at a large angle with respect to the decay pipe at MiniBooNE.
Summary of Working Group 2