American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of coney1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rabbit; a burrowing rodent quadruped of the genus Lepus, as L. cuniculus of Europe.
- n. A daman, or species of the family Hyracidæ, order Hyracoidea. So used in the English Bible (Lev. xi. 5; Dent. xiv. 7; Ps. civ. 18), where cony is used to translate the Hebrew shaphen, now identified with the Syrian hyrax or daman (Hyrax syriacus or H. daman), and applied to other species of the genus. The same animal is also called
ashkoko, ganam, and wabber. See hyraxand daman.
- n. The fur of conies or rabbits, once much used in England.
- n. The pika, calling-hare, or little chief hare, Lagomys princeps, of North America.
- n. In heraldry, a rabbit used as a bearing.
- n. In ichthyology, the nigger-fish. A simpleton; a gull; a dupe.
- n. The West Indian agouti, Dasyprocta cristata, so called by the early English colonists from its fancied resemblance to a rabbit.
- n. The name of several West Indian serranoid fishes: The guativere, Cephalopholis fulvus.
- n. Cephalopholis cruentatus, a brown fish with many spots, called in Spanish enjambre.
- n. A rabbit, especially the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus)
- n. The chief hare.
- n. obsolete A simpleton.
- n. engraving, engraving An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda.
- n. engraving A local name of the burbot.
- n. any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
- n. small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
- n. any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
- From Middle English coni, back-formation from plural conies, from Anglo-Norman conis, plural of conil, from Latin cuniculus, from Proto-Basque *(H)unči (compare Basque untxi). (Wiktionary)
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“Hebrews, rendered "cony" in the English Bible, is a very different animal; that it has a nearer resemblance to the hedgehog, the bear, the mouse, the jerboa, or the marmot, though it is not any of these.”
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“Then he let the cony-catcher go and returned home, drunken with chagrin and concern as with wine.”
“So the cony-catcher went up to the ass and, loosing it from the halter, gave the beast to his fellow; then he haltered his own head and followed Tom Fool till he knew the other had got clean off with the ass, when he stood still.”
“Eyes of Noctum anagrams to “cony emo fetus” Coincidence?”
“For most part in these kind of disports 'tis not art or skill, but subtlety, cony-catching, knavery, chance and fortune carries all away: 'tis ambulatoria pecunia,”
“A deer was said to be broken, a cony unlaced, a pheasant, partridge, or quail winged, a pigeon or a woodcock thighed, a plover minced, a mallard unbraced.”
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