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rabbit warren

noun
1.
Origin of rabbit warren
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70
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  • Then she became aware that she no longer had the rabbit warren to herself.

  • Not long ago the point in the Lough was a rabbit warren, whence the name.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • He has been protecting the pigeon boxes from the wind, and after them the rabbit warren.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • That of a rabbit warren is cwning-gaer, that is, literally, rabbits' camp.

  • Gradually she realised that she had been living for years in a rabbit warren.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • As soon as ever we have cleared out this rabbit warren we'll begin our plans.

    Dimbie and I--and Amelia Mabel Barnes-Grundy
  • And, for the same reason, he avoided treading on freshly excavated earth before the holes of a rabbit warren.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • In short, to ride across a biscachera would be on a par with passing on horseback through a rabbit warren.

    Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid
  • On their way back to the boat they collected a great quantity of eggs, and came upon a rabbit warren.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • In the carving we have the crows first coming upon the sight of the counterfeit carrion as it lies near a rabbit warren.

    The Grotesque in Church Art T. Tindall Wildridge

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