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 Hare and the Tortoise (The).Har’icot Mutton. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hares shift their Sex.
 
It was once thought that hares are sexless, or that they change their sex every year.   1
       
“Lepores omnes utrumque sexum habent.”
       
Munsterus.
       
“Snakes that cast their coats for new,
Cameleons that alter hue,
Hares that yearly sexes change.”
       
Fletcher: Faithful Shepherd, iii. 1.
 


 Hare and the Tortoise (The).Har’icot Mutton. 

 
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