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Hair vs. Hare

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Hairnoun

(countable) A pigmented filament of keratin which grows from a follicle on the skin of humans and other mammals.

Harenoun

Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, similar to a rabbit, but larger and with longer ears.

Hairnoun

(uncountable) The collection or mass of such growths growing from the skin of humans and animals, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole body.

‘In the western world, women usually have long hair while men usually have short hair.’;

Harenoun

The player in a paperchase, or hare and hounds game, who leaves a trail of paper to be followed.

Hairnoun

A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.

Hareverb

(intransitive) To move swiftly.

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Hairnoun

A cellular outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated.

‘Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).’;

Hareverb

(obsolete) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.

Hairnoun

A locking spring or other safety device in the lock of a rifle, etc., capable of being released by a slight pressure on a hair-trigger.

Hareadjective

(regional) Grey, hoary; grey-haired, venerable (of people).

‘a hare old man’;

Hairnoun

(obsolete) Haircloth; a hair shirt.

Hareadjective

(regional) Cold, frosty (of weather).

‘a hare day’;

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Hairnoun

(countable) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.

‘Just a little louder please—turn that knob a hair to the right.’;

Hareverb

To excite; to tease, harass, or worry; to harry.

Hairnoun

The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.

Harenoun

A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.

Hairnoun

One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in vertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.

‘Then read he me how Sampson lost his hairs.’; ‘And draweth new delights with hoary hairs.’;

Harenoun

A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.

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Hairnoun

Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.

Harenoun

swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes

Hairnoun

A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.

Harenoun

flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food

Hairnoun

An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).

Hareverb

run quickly, like a hare;

‘He hared down the hill’;

Hairnoun

A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.

Harenoun

a fast-running, long-eared mammal that resembles a large rabbit, having very long hind legs and typically found in grassland or open woodland.

Hairnoun

A haircloth.

Harenoun

a dummy hare propelled around the track in greyhound racing.

Hairnoun

Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.

Hareverb

run with great speed

‘he hared off between the trees’;

Hairnoun

dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss;

‘he combed his hair’;

Hare

Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus. Hares are classified in the same family as rabbits.

Hairnoun

a very small distance or space;

‘they escaped by a hair's-breadth’; ‘they lost the election by a whisker’;

Hairnoun

filamentous hairlike growth on a plant;

‘peach fuzz’;

Hairnoun

any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal;

‘there is a hair in my soup’;

Hairnoun

cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments

Hairnoun

a filamentous projection or process on an organism

Hairnoun

any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of humans, mammals, and some other animals

‘thick black hairs on his huge arms’; ‘coarse outer hairs overlie the thick underfur’;

Hairnoun

a fine threadlike strand growing from the epidermis of a plant, or forming part of a living cell

‘it damages the cilia, tiny hairs that clear invading bacteria from the lung’; ‘scalloped leaves edged with silver hairs’;

Hairnoun

hairs collectively, especially those growing on a person's head

‘her shoulder-length fair hair’;

Hairnoun

a very small quantity or extent

‘his magic takes him a hair above the competition’;

Hair

Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals.

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