• The Hare and the Tortoise
    The Hare and the Tortoise
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hare run quickly, like a hare "He hared down the hill"
    • n hare 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
    • n hare flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The boy grabs the hare by the ears The boy grabs the hare by the ears
Hedgehog and Hare Hedgehog and Hare
The Hare and the Hedgehog The Hare and the Hedgehog
Pritchard brings the stolen hare to his master Pritchard brings the stolen hare to his master
Hare's bookplate: Lion above shield Hare's bookplate: Lion above shield

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Developed in Egypt about 5,000 years ago, the greyhound breed was known before the ninth century in England, where it was bred by aristocrats to hunt such small game as hares.
    • Hare (Zoöl) 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.
    • Hare (Astron) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
    • v. t Hare hâr To excite; to tease, harass, or worry; to harry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Food is so scarce in the Arctic, that wolves don't waste any part of their meals. A wolf will eat every part of an arctic hare, including the skin, fur, and bones.
    • n hare A rodent quadruped of the family Leporidæ and genus Lepus. It has four upper front teeth instead of only two as usual in Rodentia (the extra pair placed behind the others), long mobile ears, short cocked-up tail, lengthened hind limbs, furry soles, and cleft upper lip. The species are numerous, and are found in most countries, especially of the northern hemisphere; they are much alike, all nearly resembling the common hare of Europe, Lepus timidus. This animal in northerly and alpine countries turns more or less completely white in winter, and is then known as the varying hare. The polar hare, Lepus timidus, var. arcticus or glacialis, is the extreme phase of the same species; the American representative is L. americanus. The western United States harbor several very large, long-eared, long-limbed hares, such as L. campestris (which whitens in winter), L. callotis, and others, commonly known as jack-rabbits or jackass-rabbits. (See cut under jack-rabbit.) Some hares are partly aquatic, as L. aquaticus of the southern United States. The hare is proverbial for its timidity and fleetness, and for its instinctive ingenuity in eluding enemies. The pursuit of it with hounds is called coursing, and has been a favorite sport from remote times. The rabbit, belonging to the same genus, is often included under the general term hare, and differs from it chiefly in its smaller size, and in its habit of burrowing instead of constructing forms in the grass as the hare does. See rabbit.
    • n hare [capitalized] In astronomy, one of the forty-eight ancient constellations of Ptolemy, situated in the southern hemisphere.
    • n hare Everybody; people generally.
    • hare To harass; worry; frighten.
    • hare See he, I., D .
    • n hare So many new species and subspecies of hares have been described of late years that common names have not kept pace with scientific names.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The abbreviation 'ORD' for Chicago's O'Hare airport comes from the old name 'Orchard Field.'
    • n Hare hār a common and very timid animal, with a divided upper lip and long hind-legs, which runs swiftly by leaps
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  • John Major
    John Major
    “The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.”


Mad as a March hare - Someone who is excitable and unpredictable is as mad as a March hare.
Run with the hare and hunt with the hounds - This means to be a member of or to support two groups that are at odds with each other.
Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds - If someone is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds, they are trying to support or go with two opposing views, causes or factions at the same time.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hara,; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. hēri, Skr. çaça,. √226
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hara; Dut. haas, Dan. hare, Ger. hase.


In literature:

Mrs. Hare looked around in surprise; the white cat stirred uneasily.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
The eighth letter from A is H, and there we have H for hare; therefore I awarded to the hare the first prize.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Flamby's lips were pursed up and a soft low whistle quite peculiar in tone caused the silky ears of the watching hare to twitch sharply.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
A certain hare lived here beneath a palm sapling, at the foot of a vilva tree.
"Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore" by Laure Claire Foucher
The hare looks very much like a large rabbit.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
On English heaths the hare makes its "form" in the little stubbly furze-bushes.
"Harper's Young People, January 27, 1880" by Various
Take your hare, and let me eat my turnip in peace.
"Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches" by Henri de Crignelle
If they have a fault they are a little too fast for hare-hounds.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
As soon as you receive a hare, take out the liver, parboil it, and keep it for the stuffing; some are very fond of it.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
BRAIN, proportion of, in hares and rabbits, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin

In poetry:

Alsof van achter diepe slippen
Haar dolend tasten eindlijk vond
Met hare warme blinde lippen
Nog lichter lust dan uwen mond.
"Maanlicht" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
"Gin my young sons were seven young hares,
Running oer yon lilly lee,
And I were a grew hound mysell,
Soon worried they a' should be."
"Fair Annie" by Andrew Lang
She thought of the dark plantation,
And the hares, and her husband's blood,
And the voice of her indignation
Rose up to the throne of God.
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley
"Cold frost covers their whiskers,
But never their hind legs tire,
And whenever a hare feels a flake on his ear,
He leaps a full inch higher!
"March" by Nancy Byrd Turner
The knife fell frae my powerless haun',
The skirlin' ceas'd, I heard na mair;
An' syne I faund my feet, an' ran
For hame, like ony huntit hare.
"The Greetin' Bairn" by Janet Hamilton
'You made him a poacher yourself, squire,
When you'd give neither work nor meat,
And your barley-fed hares robbed the garden
At our starving children's feet;
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

The production team includes co-executive producer Charlie Haykel, producer Juliane Hare, co-producer Danette Herman, director Glenn Weiss and production designer Steve Bass.
Chefs Colleen O'Hare and Jeana Johnson have built a solid reputation with Good 2 Go Taco, their upscale taquería in East Dallas where customers can indulge in brisket tacos while bathing in the rich smell of freshly roasted Cultivar Coffee.
O'Hare affected by United's latest computer glitch.
A United Airlines passenger looks at the flight information board at O'Hare International Airport.
's Tecate Hare Scrambles, in Tecate, B.C.
A regional jet for American Airlines' affiliate American Eagle is seen at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on July 11, 2009.
A passenger retrieves his luggage from a baggage conveyor that services American Eagle Airlines at O'Hare Airport on November 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
A regional jet that made an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport Thursday morning had been taken out of service the day before, according to American Airlines.
Arthur Hill's Jordan Hare dunks Friday against Flint Northwestern.
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for an American Airlines flight attendant arrested at O'Hare International Airport says the woman did not know there was a gun in her carry-on luggage.
Flight attendant brings loaded gun to O'Hare.
An American Airlines flight attendant has now been charged with a felony for bringing a loaded gun to O'Hare Airport.
This image released by HBO shows Michael McMillian, left, and Denis O'Hare in a scene from "True Blood".
Long security lines at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Deputy Robert Hare with the Clarke County Sheriff's Office was presented a 2012 Buckle Up, America.

In science:

Corless, R. M., Gonnet, G. H., Hare, D. E. G., Jeffrey, D. J. and Knuth, D. E. (1996), ‘On the Lambert W Function’, Advances in Computational Mathematics 5, 329–359.
A note on the distribution of the maximum of a set of Poisson random variables
Using NAOSCONICA (NACO) (Rousset et al. 2003; Lenzen et al. 1998) at the ESO VLT, H¨aring-Neumayer et al. (2006) (hereafter HN+06) followed the approach of Marconi et al. (2001) and used long-slit spectra at the same position angles to probe the kinematics of the ionised gas.
The Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of Centaurus A: Revealed by Gas- and Stellar Kinematics
The right panel shows the MBH -MBulge relation as presented in H¨aring & Rix (2004) with Cen A values overplotted.
The Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of Centaurus A: Revealed by Gas- and Stellar Kinematics
If the number of wolves increases then the number of hares will decrease in turn leading to a decrease in the number of wolves.
Strategy abundance in evolutionary many-player games with multiple strategies
Similarly, the Mbh–Msph relation has also been reported to have an exponent close to 1 when using bright massive spheroids (Marconi & Hunt 2003; H¨aring & Rix 2004), further supporting the dry merger scenario.
Breaking the law: the M_{bh}-M_{spheroid} mass relations for core-Sersic and Sersic galaxies