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  • n. Plural form of rabbit.

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Examples

  • As generations go by, there may gradually come a point, not clearly defined, when the norm of what we call rabbits will have departed so far as to deserve a different name.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Remove rabbits from the fridge and fill the pan with just enough water to almost cover the rabbits.

    Wet Barbecue Cottontail

  • Yes | No | Report from cooner wrote 1 week 3 days ago the best way to hunt rabbits is with a beagle

    I just went hunting specifically for snowshoe hares for the first time yesterday.

  • He saw the watch below of stokers and trimmers bobbing out of the forecastle doors like rabbits from a warren and making their way aft over the rusty deck to the mustering of the port doctor.

    THE SEA FARMER

  • All Answers from GiantWhitetails wrote 29 weeks 1 day ago ive noticed an increase in rabbits, but the coyotes are still there. it has rained alot this year so maybe that helped the rabbits.

    I'm looking for a new reel (Disk drag preferred) for a Spey rod, Its an 8 wt rod, any help?

  • SPCA animal protection officer who wants the university to immediately tell students that killing or hurting the rabbits is illegal and inhumane.

    Rabbit or Ramen Noodles?

  • Stalking rabbits is good fun though, and a chase through the brush is all I need to get the blood pumping.

    High Powered Scopes

  • His tale from Beatrix Potter has not brought forth the expected responses, as the vast majority of the children, all from farming families, are firmly on the side of Mr McGregor and only interested in discussing the best way to eradicate all rabbits from the face of the earth.

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  • This Labour dominated committee rightly describes McStalin as having acted for the "perceived benefit of seeming to pull rabbits from the hat".

    Archive 2008-06-22

  • Eva: Liking rabbits is definitely not a requirement for enjoying this book.

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

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  • Some confessions on white rabbits too.

    September 17, 2008

  • 'As early as 1420'. Wow, superstitions have a way of hanging around.

    Ptero, you realise that now you have started, you will have to add rabbits to a new list on the first of every month?

    September 2, 2008

  • Wait. You didn't say they had to be white rabbits!

    I think your great uncle is behind that Wiki page. Or maybe Jefferson Airplane. Or... both? *ponders*

    September 2, 2008

  • Well, lookie here -- it has its own Wikipedia page.

    *grins smugly*

    September 2, 2008

  • No, it sure isn't unique to our family. I've met quite a few people who do the same thing. There's even some folkloric variation: some people say rabbits, some people say rabbit rabbit.

    In fact, I bet Google will back me up on this one...

    *runs off to check*

    September 2, 2008

  • Nahhhh, let's keep theorizing. :) I like the idea of great-uncle Ptero.

    September 2, 2008

  • Ooh: ha! I completely misread this as being unique to pterodactyl's family! (Here I was, imagining someone sitting Great Uncle Ptero down in his childhood: "Alright. Here's what we're gonna do—")

    September 1, 2008

  • In Australia, yes, rabbits do bring bad luck (and myxomatosis--at least to the rabbits). :( But I suspect ptero's family doesn't live there, in which case those twitchy noses might actually be beneficial in some way...?

    I would feel weirder mumbling "bilbies?" at my family members than mumbling "rabbits," but now that the possibility's been raised... Hmm...

    She, I wonder if it got started in the same way that the rabbit's-foot-as-talisman did. And perhaps rabbits are considered good luck because they were an important protein source for people who lived (or poached, whatever it may have been called in their respective cultures) off the land.

    September 1, 2008

  • Oh, I can out-twitch any old wascally wabbit at twenty paces.

    September 1, 2008

  • D'aw. Haha, how on earth did that get started? ..I think I'm going to have to tell the friend I address almost exclusively as Rabbits (named Robert) about this.

    Bilby—how are you faring against the distractive powers of all their twitchy little noses?

    September 1, 2008

  • Rabbits are the mortal enemies of bilbies. Rabbits bring bad luck.

    September 1, 2008

  • I want to see your family stumbling around mumbling "rabbits?" at each other. Can you make a digital video for me?

    September 1, 2008

  • There's a family tradition that if, on the first of the month, the first word out of your mouth is rabbits, you'll have good luck that month. Around my house, every time a new month begins, you'll see my family stumbling out of bed and greeting each other with a mumbled "Rabbits?".

    September 1, 2008