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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Rabbit


Rabbit: noun - a burrowing and gregarious plant-eating mammal of the family Leporidae, order Lagomorpha, with long ears and a short stumpy tail; something resembling a rabbit; in Naval and Australian slang - a smuggled or stolen article; a pneumatically or hydraulically propelled container used to carry material into a nuclear reactor etc.; conversation, talk - in rhyming slang; rabbit-and-pork.

‘Whenever Daphne came across her old boyfriend in company with a pregnant girlfriend, she would accuse him of breeding like a rabbit, even though he’d avoided that fate with her.’

‘God, that bloke doesn’t ‘alf rabbit on; never stops yakking.’
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