From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) ).
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.
The player in a paperchase, or hare and hounds game, who leaves a trail of paper to be followed.
* arctic hare
* Belgian hare
* brown hare
* European hare
* hare and hounds
* hare lip
* hold with the hare and run with the hounds
* March hare
* mountain hare
* Patagonian hare
* sea hare
* snowshoe hare
To move swiftly.
, date=February 4
, author=Gareth Roberts
, title=Wales 19-26 England
, passage=But Wales somehow snaffled possession for fly-half Jones to send half-back partner Mike Phillips haring away with Stoddart in support. }}
From (etyl) (m), , (m).
(obsolete) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
- (John Locke)
* (l), (l)
From (etyl) .
(archaic) Health, welfare.
- All heedless of his dearest hale .
Representing a Northern dialectal form of (etyl) .
Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
* Jonathan Swift
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- Last year we thought him strong and hale .
- "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
- "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"
* Now rather uncommon, except in the stock phrase "hale and hearty".
From (etyl) halen, from (etyl) haler, from (etyl) ‘upright beam on a loom’). Doublet of (l).
To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
* , II.6:
* 1820 , (Percy Bysshe Shelley), , :
- For I had beene vilely hurried and haled by those poore men, which had taken the paines to carry me upon their armes a long and wearysome way, and to say truth, they had all beene wearied twice or thrice over, and were faine to shift severall times.
- The wingless, crawling hours, one among whom / As some dark Priest hales the reluctant victim / Shall drag thee, cruel King, to kiss the blood.
* 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), (A Place of Greater Safety) , Harper Perennial, 2007, page 262:
- He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance..
- They will hale the King to Paris, and have him under their eye.