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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Definitions for leveret

  1. a young hare.

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Citations for leveret
Caterina moved through all this joy and beauty like a poor wounded leveret painfully dragging its little body through the sweet clover-tufts... George Eliot, Adam Bede, 1859
Underline the correct word: As calf to cow, so leveret to hare. As flock to deer, so school to whales. I had circled a number of triangles and squared some circles, done underlining and filled in the answer on the dotted line. Hilary Mantel, An Experiment in Love: A Novel, 1995
Origin of leveret
late Middle English
1400-1450
Leveret comes to English from the Anglo-French word which is a diminutive form of levre meaning "hare."
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