March hare


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March hare

n.
A hare in breeding season, when it typically engages in aggressive behavior.

[So called because hares were traditionally said to engage in such behavior in the month of March.]

March hare

n
(Animals) a hare during its breeding season in March, noted for its wild and excitable behaviour (esp in the phrase mad as a March hare)
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Alice waited a little, half expecting to see it again, but it did not appear, and after a minute or two she walked on in the direction in which the March Hare was said to live.
I was as mad as a March hare, and after that I got only madder.
I am very fond of them, though I often have to be scolding them; they are all as silly and mad as march hares.
BLACK ICE BOSS continues to prove a real credit to connections and Jim Reynolds' charge produced a career-best effort on home soil with an impressive trap-to-line success in the Steve Simmons March Hare final over 400m at Romford on Friday, writes Tony Bullen.
AT Romford, Black Ice Boss, backed in from 5-2 to 2-1, made a slick start count in the pounds 750 Steve Simmons March Hare final over 400m, writes Jim Austin.
KINGSMILL BEAU can add yet another Romford success to his CV with victory in the third heat of the Steve Simmons March Hare Trophy over 400m at the Essex track tonight (8.
By Larkhill Jo out of a Roanokee bitch, the June 2005 dog is bred for short four bends, and counts Romford's March Hare Trophy among his successes.
Fifth in the track's recent March Hare Trophy, Love Mac made all over the 400m to secure the pounds 750 purse in a career-best 24.
SLUG CITY is Oxford-bound for the William Hill Pall Mall (closes Monday, starts Thursday) after an emphatic success in the pounds 750 final of the Steve Simmons March Hare Trophy over 400m at Romford on Friday, writes Jonathan Kay.
LITTERMATES Conker All and Slug City dominate the ante-post market for the Steve Simmons March Hare Trophy over 400m at Romford, and it is not hard to see why as the Bob Pattinsontrained duo stand out on both overall and recent course-anddistance form.
THE Lanarkshire connection to Thursday's Gorton Cup winner at Belle Vue continued at Romford on Friday, when the March Hare Trophy meeting began with a victory for Our Vieri, bred in Stonehouse by Willie McAllister, who twenty years ago bred the 1990 Derby champion Slippy Blue.
BONVILLE PODGE, apparently revitalised by an 'away day' to Harlow last month, completed a hat-trick with an impressive allthe-way success in the pounds 750 final of the Steve Simmons March Hare Trophy over 400m at Romford on Friday, writes Jonathan Kay.