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Sunday, April 20, 2014


\LEV-er-it\ , noun;
a young hare.
Caterina moved through all this joy and beauty like a poor wounded leveret painfully dragging its little body through the sweet clover-tufts...
-- George Eliot, Adam Bede, 1859
Underline the correct word: As calf to cow, so leveret to hare. As flock to deer, so school to whales. I had circled a number of triangles and squared some circles, done underlining and filled in the answer on the dotted line.
-- Hilary Mantel, An Experiment in Love: A Novel, 1995
Leveret comes to English from the Anglo-French word which is a diminutive form of levre meaning "hare."
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