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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The activities of mad March hares are easy to observe in a landscape in which the growth of vegetation has hardly begun.
--According to science, march hares do not go mad until March
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.
Mad March hares are also displaying their antics, hedgehogs are waking up from their winter hibernation and flowers are unfurling their petals.
With any luck, it will be a colourful affair, full of fresh flowers, mad March hares, waking hedgehogs and Easter bunnies (of the non-chocolate variety).
Mad March hares are also displaying their antics, while hedgehogs are waking up from their winter hibernation, and flowers are unfurling their petals.
We face, however, many uncertainties as we push ever further into Wonderland with Mad Hatter and March Hares abounding" Alexander Hoare, director of the C Hoare &Co bank "I am surprised so many comedians kowtow to political correctness.
This produces some breathtaking sights such as deer rutting in the autumn, Mad March hares boxing and the mating dance of adders.
MARCH HARES An energy company is offering a pounds 30 bounty for every hare introduced at a wind farm site as part of a conservation project, it announced today.
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.
Well, you know how scatterbrained we March hares can be.