March hare


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March hare

a hare during its breeding season in March, noted for its wild and excitable behaviour (esp in the phrase mad as a March hare)

March Hare

crazy rabbit who co-hosts mad tea party. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
See: Madness
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Northumbria University students involved at Challenge Northum-|berland's Mad March Hare event
Hare stare Mad March hares stage sparring matches during the breeding season which runs into summer
Melodys Express, relatively unfancied at 8-1, was a game winner of the Steve Simmons March Hare Trophy over 400m for local handler David Mullins.
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Liverpool's celebrity milliner Hayley Marsden will make a one-off creation and deliver workshops in What's Cooking, helping children create their own Mad Hat fit for a tea party with Hatter, the March Hare and the Dormouse.
They followed the ribbon trail into a glade where they met the fairy queen then joined in with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, complete with enormous pieces of pretend cake and a hilarious dormouse and march hare.
as The Queen of Hearts, Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde) as The Mad Hatter, Carly Rose Sonenclar (Les Miserables, Little House on the Prairie) as Chloe, Edward Staudenmayer (Spamalot, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) as The White Rabbit and Danny Stiles (Regional productions of Guys and Dolls and Sister Act: The Musical) as Morris the March Hare.
THERE are those who believe anyone so much as contemplating psychotherapy must be mad as a March hare anyway.
Mad as a March hare, Sutherland Lyall goes on a cyber Easter Egg hunt.
Presently, three of his friends came up the lane--Randy Raccoon, Gracie Groundhog, and March Hare.
The Mad March Hare is the new pop up and it's in a pub in North Berwick