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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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The term Mad March Hare is something of a misnomer, given that the breeding season is not confined to spring and the sparring matches will continue well into the summer, although the thickening ground cover by then means that such encounters are not so easily witnessed.
MARCH HARES AND MONKEYS' UNCLES: ORIGINS OF THE WORDS AND PHRASES WE USE EVERY DAY is a 'must' for any 'word origins' fan who loves to get at the root of the English language.
So it's war on the mad March hares in the bus lanes.
MARCH hares are said to go crazy in the spring because they leap around, chase and box one another.
Well, you know how scatterbrained we March hares can be.
We certainly have plenty of mad march hares on the reserve which can be seen boxing in the spring.
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn hold the secrets to good fortune, encouraging slow but steady growth, so mad March hares may lose out to even-paced tortoise types.
The annual Mad March Hares event, at Wirral Country Park this Saturday, will once again set off across the farmland of west Wirral to seek out boxing brown hares.
The annual Mad March Hares event, at Wirral Country Park, will once again set off across the farmland of west Wirral to seek out boxing brown hares.
THEY are enshrined in myth and folklore - the mad March hares whose bizarre courtship rituals are such a characteristic part of spring.
MAD March hares are living up to their reputation at a Teesside nature reserve.
Mad March Hares will be the theme of a fun day at the museum on Wednesday 26 March, 10am to 11.