Hare. n.s. [hara, Saxon; karh, Erse.]
- A small quadruped, with long ears and short tail, that moves by leaps, remarkable for timidity, vigilance, and fecundity; the common game of hunters.
Dismay'd not this
Our captains Macbeth and Banquo?
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. Shakesp. Macb.
We view in the open champaign a brace of swift greyhounds coursing a good stout and well breathed hare. More.
Your dressings must be with Galen's powder and hare's fur. Wiseman's Surgery.
Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. Thoms. Autumn.
- A constellation.
The hare appears, whose active rays supply
A nimble force, and hardly wings deny. Creech.