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rabbit hole

Definitions

  • Text: MAPS AND RABBIT-HOLES
    Text: MAPS AND RABBIT-HOLES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rabbit hole a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits
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Usage

In literature:

As well run after a rabbit in his hole.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
And while Mr. Rabbit was watching, he squeezed through the hole in the stump.
"The Tale of Peter Mink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
One piece struck Rabbit and cut him just as he dived into his hole.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
Robinson at last pointed out the hole the bullet had made and the mystery of the way the rabbit was killed was solved.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
How interesting to watch the squirrels in the trees, and the rabbits as they darted in and out of their holes.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
There was a hole like a big rabbit-hole.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Beth turned her back on the wild prospect, and watched the rabbit-holes.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I'd been in a hole on the side of some hill before now if it hadn't been for the broth and lamb stew Rabbit fed me.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
The rabbit does not take to her hole; it would be fatal.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
The Huns scurried to their funk-holes and craters, their hiding-places, and their trenches like so many rabbits.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
The ground's half covered with soft soil the rabbits have thrown out of their holes.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
The broad plain was all about him and there were neither trees nor bushes that could hide even a rabbit, nor any hole for one to fall into.
"The Tin Woodman of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Some time in the dim past Noble had found a rabbit in a hole under an apple tree.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
The woods were almost silent, birds had ceased to sing, and rabbits were in their holes.
"Leonore Stubbs" by L. B. Walford
For a stumble in a rabbit hole and our throats were as good as slit.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
There are no slums, no "lower east side" like New York's rabbit warrens, no Whitechapel hell holes.
"In the Oregon Country" by George Palmer Putnam
The ferret is popped into the hole in which the rabbit is hidden.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Why, he made a visit over to the old country awhile back, and the kings took to their holes like rabbits.
"International Short Stories" by Various
They knew how he was hunted all about that rabbit warren, in and out, by passages and traps and holes in the wall, upstairs and down.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Under some bushes he showed him a rabbit's hole.
"The Shoemaker's Apron" by Parker Fillmore
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In poetry:

The ferrets they cocked up their noses with joy,
And the old Bull pup's tail kept a-waggin',
Then Uncle George shoves 'em a'side rabbit hole,
And says to 'em 'Go on, fetch Dragon.'
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee

In news:

' Rabbit Hole ' review: Kidman gives a stunning performance as a woman facing an unbearable loss.
JoJo Whilden Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) in " Rabbit Hole ".
Don't look for Alice in Wonderland in Rabbit Hole, the profound and heartbreaking new play by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Lost in Walmart's rabbit hole .
Tag Archive " rabbit hole ".
Down the 9-11 Rabbit Hole .
Down the Rabbit Hole with "The Beast".
See the Rabbit Hole, ' but be prepared to cry.
" Rabbit Hole " runs through April 23.
" Rabbit Hole " at Naples Players: Press Photos.
J Street, Down the Rabbit Hole .
Everything You Wanted to Know About Rabbit Hole .
RABBIT HOLE "There, there after all, our kid wasn't all that great.".
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE between a Rabbit Hole and a K-hole.
Down the Financial Rabbit Hole (Hour 1).
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In science:

Investigating the citation data for astronomers is, indeed, a trip down the rabbit hole.
Astronomers and the Science Citation Index, 1981--1997
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