American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young hare, especially one less than a year old.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hare in its first year; a young hare.
- n. A young hare.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A hare in the first year of its age.
- n. a young hare especially one in its first year
- From Anglo-Norman, diminutive of levre, from Old French lievre, from Latin lepus. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of levere, hare, from Latin lepus, lepor-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Martha's exclamation of surprise and delight at seeing the leveret was the first sound that Stephen heard in the morning; but he preserved a sullen silence as to his absence the previous night, and Martha was too shrewd to press him with questions.”
“Over the course of the year, he's almost hit on the head by a sparrowhawk, gets a whiff of "bad badger breath" when three cubs cannon into his lap, and watches two stoats massacre a screaming leveret, their normally creamy bibs "the colour of a slaughterman's apron".”
“The same winds dry out the stacked brushwood, which settles imperceptiblyas a pheasant or a leveret, when surprised, settles itself stealthily into the ground.”
“The scent of the leveret lies stronger150 than that of the grown animal.”
“What leveret could escape amidst so many keen-sighted hunters?”
“The hare and the rabbit were well enough known, and with the leveret form part of an enumeration of wild animals (animalium ferarum) in a pictorial vocabulary of the fifteenth century.”
“They heard Marvel squeal like a caught leveret, and forthwith they were clambering over the bar to his rescue.”
“The abbe, who concluded, from these symptoms of disgust, that the leveret was not sufficiently stale, began to exhibit marks of discontent, and desired that it might be brought to the other end of the table for his examination.”
“This was a roasted leveret, very strong of the fumet, which happened to be placed directly under his nose.”
“She hates the leveret that runs across the path; she hates everything that is not what she longs for.”
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