Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of jackrabbit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several species of large prairie-hares, notable for the length of their limbs and ears, as Lepus campestris, L. callotis, etc.

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Examples

  • At table, while eating rice and jack-rabbit curry (the latter shot by Ferguson), they talked it over, and Daylight found the little man had no food "views."

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  • Milda was fourteen years old, an unadulterated broncho, and in temperament was a combination of mule and jack-rabbit blended equally.

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  • A jack-rabbit bounded from a bush under his horse's nose, leaped the stream, and vanished up the opposite hillside of scrub-oak.

    Chapter VIII

  • I f you agree - and only if you agree - Progressive Insurance will give you a device to install in your car that will rat you out for jack-rabbit starts and slamming on the brakes.

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  • And quick as a jack-rabbit, Dale explained that Hawaii was actually the last stop and Santa needed to get to the island kids, so that they could share in the Christmas Booty.

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  • Tom Croft, at last, was invited to play as he has done for Leicester and the Lions, and Youngs's slick pass and calm authority, and his jack-rabbit try, made an equal impression.

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  • Penn and Beatty wanted to achieve the jagged, kinetic style of a filmmaker like Godard, who used taboo devices like jump cuts to create the kind of jack-rabbit velocity they wanted to drive Bonnie and Clyde.

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  • "Stay there!" shouts I to Willy, and then had my charger down that slope like a jack-rabbit.

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  • Don't really want to floor it, you know, the jack-rabbit start.

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  • He grew up jack-rabbit hunting with his friends and was a member of the local South Dallas Twilights "gang."

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