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 Mac’reons.Mad as a March Hare. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mac’rocosm (Greek, the great world),
in opposition to the microcosm (the little world). The ancients looked upon the universe as a living creature, and the followers of Paracelsus considered man a miniature representation of the universe. The one was termed the Macrocosm, the other the Microcosm (q.v.)   1

 Mac’reons.Mad as a March Hare. 


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