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 for crying hare
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hare \Hare\, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso,
     Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.]
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     1. (Zool.) A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind
        legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid
        animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its
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     Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European
           hare is Lepus timidus. The northern or varying hare
           of America ({Lepus Americanus), and the prairie hare
           ({Lepus campestris), turn white in winter. In America,
           the various species of hares are commonly called
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     2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and
        under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
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     Hare and hounds, a game played by men and boys, two, called
        hares, having a few minutes' start, and scattering bits of
        paper to indicate their course, being chased by the
        others, called the hounds, through a wide circuit.
     Hare kangaroo (Zool.), a small Australian kangaroo
        ({Lagorchestes Leporoides), resembling the hare in size
        and color,
     Hare's lettuce (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sonchus, or
        sow thistle; -- so called because hares are said to eat it
        when fainting with heat. --Dr. Prior.
     Jumping hare. (Zool.) See under Jumping.
     Little chief hare, or Crying hare. (Zool.) See Chief
     Sea hare. (Zool.) See Aplysia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pika \Pi"ka\, n. (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of tailless rodents of the genus
     Ochotona (formerly Lagomys), resembling small rabbits,
     but with short ears alnd legs. They inhabit the high
     mountains of Asia and America. Called also calling hare,
     and crying hare and rock rabbit. See Chief hare.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chief hare \Chief" hare`\ (Zool.)
     A small rodent ({Lagamys princeps) inhabiting the summits of
     the Rocky Mountains; -- also called crying hare, calling
     hare, cony, American pika, and little chief hare.
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     Note: It is not a true hare or rabbit, but belongs to the
           curious family Lagomyid[ae].
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