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Hares shift their Sex

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It was once thought that hares are sexless, or that they change their sex every year.

“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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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