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Hair vs hare

Hair refers to the threadlike strands that grows out of the skin of humans, mammals and other animals as well as plants. Hair may refer to one strand or hair may be used as a collective noun to refer to all of the growth covering a head or other body part. Hair may be used as a noun or an adjective, it comes from the Old English word hær.

A hare is a small mammal related to the rabbit. Hares have longer ears and legs than a rabbit, are larger, and make nests on top of the ground rather than underground. Hare comes from the Old English word hara.


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In recent years, more and more people have shunned wigs, hair weaves and chemical relaxers, returning to the more natural, born-with-it look of past decades. (People Magazine)

A fresh college graduate from eastern China has died of liver failure after overdosing on a plant commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat hair loss. (The South China Morning Post)

Diane Kelly, 45, said one teacher at Tollbar School in Grimsby had complimented her 13-year-old daughter Daisy’s hair, but then it was cited as the reason for the teen being put in “inclusion” and not allowed out on break. (The Huffington Post)

You likely know the story about the boastful, fast-moving hare who eventually irritates the slow-moving tortoise enough that the hard-shelled one challenges him to a race. (Forbes)

Zimova and her colleagues are publishing today a study that found that, every week a showshoe hare remains white after its surroundings have turned brown, it’s seven percent more likely to get eaten. (The Pacific Standard)

The footage includes a huntsman shouting ‘Tally Ho!’ and a pack of beagles pursing a hare across fields at Aldby Park in Buttercrambe, North Yorkshire. (The Daily Mail)

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