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Harebrained

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Hárebrained. adj. [from hare the verb and brain.] Volatile; unsettled; wild; fluttering; hurried.

That harebrained wild fellow begins to play the fool, when others are weary of it. Bacon's Henry VII.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Harebrained." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 6, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7752.


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