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rabbit burrow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rabbit burrow a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rabbit burrow a hole in the earth made by rabbits for shelter and habitation.
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Usage

In literature:

Every cabin is like a rabbit burrow.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
It makes deep tunnels in the ground larger than rabbit burrows, which it lines with cocoa-nut fibre.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Down went Rosy Posy in imitation of Dick's performance, and then they all fell into the leaves, and burrowed about like rabbits.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
They burrow like the common rabbit, and their food consists of nuts, fruits, and roots.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
I could see rabbits in their burrows and followed the roots of one oak-tree very deep down.
"The Five Jars" by Montague Rhodes James
Pash saw the young man, and meeting his indignant eyes darted back into his office like a rabbit into its burrow.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
We saw a number of rabbits running in and out of their burrows.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
The shadows reached across the glade, and yonder the rabbits appeared again from among the bushes where their burrows were.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
He may burrow, like a rabbit, beneath the ground.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
She snuggled into the warm heat-reflecting sand like a rabbit in its burrow.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Every rabbit in his burrow and each lion to his lair, When this Teddy comes a-huntin' and all loaded up for bear!
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Now and again, he heard the rabbits moving in the burrow, but they, aware of his presence, stayed discreetly out of view.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
Laddie and Carlo followed in the rear, suspending their operations among the rabbit burrows to see what was going to happen.
"The Adventure League" by Hilda T. Skae
Thirty yards from the rabbit burrow a heath track crossed the trail they were following.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
They were swallowed up as completely as if they had taken to their burrows like rabbits.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Instead of turning back, the rabbit made a rush to get under an ash-stole, where was a burrow.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
Like idiots, they would spend hours in vainly trying to dig rabbits out of their burrows.
"Dog Stories from the "Spectator"" by Various
The pigmy rabbit lives in burrows, mostly dug by itself, preferably where tall sagebrush grows densely.
"A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha" by E. Raymond Hall
Perhaps a rabbit has burrowed there and loosened the earth.
"The Fortunes of Philippa" by Angela Brazil
Half-way up there was a rabbit-burrow.
"Little Johannes" by Frederik van Eeden
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In news:

They are most commonly found in rabbits or burrowing animals, but the bot is opportunistic and will deposit her eggs in any animal.
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