The following bunny-related facts were found in the Online Encyclopaedia Britannia at www.eb.com., with the exception of the Rabbit Ears Mountains and Wittgenstein's rabbit/duck sketch images.
also spelled CONEY, any of certain unrelated animals, including two mammals and two fishes.
any marine gastropod of the family Aplysiidae(subclass Opisthobranchia) that is characterized by a shell reduced to a flat plate, prominent tentacles (resembling rabbit ears), and a smooth or warty body. Sea hares eat large seaweeds. An example is the 10-centimetre (4-inch) spotted sea hare (Aplysia dactylomela), a ring-spotted green species living in grassy shallows of the Caribbean.
stream in the western Yukon Territory, Canada, rising near Dawson and flowing 20 mi (32 km)
northwest to the Klondike River. In it gold was found by George Washington Carmack on Aug. 17, 1896, setting off the gold rush of that year into the Klondike Valley. The creek, formerly
called Rabbit Creek, was renamed Bonanza Creek to mark Carmack's strike. See also Klondike River.
Analysis (in Mathematics): DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: Dynamical systems on manifolds: EXAMPLES OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS: Volterra-Lotka equations.
The equations describing how the populations of rabbits and foxes vary in time are called the Volterra-Lotka equations and are a pair of coupled first-order equations with positive constants , , , . For example, dr/dt = r governs how the number of rabbits increases eating grass, without taking into account the foxes that eat them. The Volterra-Lotka equation can be interpreted as giving a vector field on the positive quadrant in ; its solution curves are in fact periodic so that the populations are expected to change in cycles under these conditions.
county, northeastern New Mexico, U.S., bordered on the north by Colorado and on the east by
Oklahoma and Texas. It lies in the Great Plains. The eastern landscape is marked by black-capped mesas and the twin Rabbit Ear Mountains, ancient volcanic vents that became a landmark on the southern fork of the Santa Fe Trail. In the west are two volcanos, Sierra Grande and Capulin Mountain. Dry lakes and arroyos scar Union county, but there are a few small lakes and ponds. Rare creeks and the Cimarron River flow across the county to the east. Areas of interest include Capulin Volcano National Monument, the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Kiowa National Grasslands, and Clayton Lake State Park.
Rabbit Ears (9,426 feet [2,873 m])
city, seat (1833) of Neshoba county, east-central Mississippi, U.S., and headquarters of the Choctaw Indian Agency, 80 miles (130 km) east-northeast of Jackson. It was settled on an old Indian site, Aloon Looanshaw, following the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek (1830) and named for Philadelphia, Pa. The Indian Agency was established in 1918, and the majority of the state's few thousand Choctaw (q.v.) live in the vicinity. A large Indian school is in the city. In 1964 the city received national attention when three civil-rights workers, murdered during a voter-registration drive, were found buried nearby. The city is an agricultural-trade centre (cattle, cotton, corn) with some light manufactures (textiles, electric motors, lumber products). The Choctaw Indian Fair is an annual summer event. Inc. 1904. Pop. (1986 est.) 7,010.
also called PRAYING HANDS (Maranta leuconeura variety kerchoveana), member of the family Marantaceae (order Zingiberales), native to the New World tropics. It has spreading leaves that turn upward toward evening. The plant is sometimes known as rabbits' tracks.
also called RABBIT BERRY, or NEBRASKA CURRANT (Shepherdia argentea), shrub, 2 to 6 metres (about 6 to 20 feet) high, of the oleaster family (Elaeagnaceae) with whitish, somewhat thorny branches and small, oblong, silvery leaves. It is a very hardy shrub, growing wild along stream banks in the Great Plains of North America. Because it is also tolerant of windswept sites on dry, rocky soil, it is valued as an ornamental and hedge plant where other shrubs often fail.
amusement area in the southern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York, N.Y., U.S., fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly an island, it was known to Dutch settlers as Konijn Eiland ("Rabbit Island"), which was presumably Anglicized as Coney Island. It became part of Long Island after Coney Island Creek silted up to form a sandbar (about 5 miles [8 km] long and 0.25-1 mile [0.4-1.6 km] wide) between Gravesend Bay (north), Sheepshead Bay (east), and Lower Bay (south). The coming of the subway in 1920 made it a popular playground.
also called LITTLE CHIEF HARE, MOUSEHARE, WHISTLING HARE, or PIPING HARE, any of numerous small, essentially tailless, rabbitlike mammals found in parts of western North America as well as in Asia and eastern Europe. Pikas belong to the genus Ochotona, the family Ochotonidae, and the order Lagomorpha. The names rock rabbit and cony (coney) are sometimes ambiguously applied to these animals as well as to the unrelated hyrax (q.v.).
also called DASSIE, any of the small hoofed mammals of the order Hyracoidea. Both hyraxes and the unrelated pikas (order Lagomorpha) are also sometimes called rock rabbits; the term is misleading for hyraxes, which are neither rabbits nor exclusively rock dwellers. The term cony (coney) in the Bible actually refers not to the true cony (also a lagomorph) but to the hyrax.
Police: Police technology: LABORATORY PROCEDURES: Evidence and its examination.: Blood, blood spots, and semen.
Bloodstains are a natural consequence of many crimes of violence; examinations usually concern the position, extent, and nature of suspected bloodstains. In most cases, the blood is dry. The Teichmann and Takayama tests, both of which rely on a reaction with hemoglobin, are
confirmatory tests for blood. Human blood can be differentiated from the blood of other species by the precipitin test, which involves the reaction between blood and antihuman rabbit serum.
Epistemology: Issues of epistemology: SIX DISTINCTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE: Description versus justification.
Epistemology during its long history has engaged in two different sorts of tasks. One of these is descriptive in character. It aims to depict accurately certain features of the world, including the contents of the human mind, and to determine whether these should count as specimens of knowledge. A philosophical system with this orientation is, for example, the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl (1859-1938). Husserl's aim was to give an exact description of the notion of intentionality, which he characterized as consisting of a certain kind of "directedness" toward an object. Suppose the object is an ambiguous drawing, such as the duck/rabbit sketch found in the Philosophical Investigations of Ludwig Wittgenstein. A person looking at the sketch is not sure whether it is a drawing of a duck or of a rabbit. Husserl claimed that the light rays reaching the eye from such an ambiguous drawing are identical whether one sees the image of a duck or of a rabbit and that the difference in perception is due to the viewer's structuring of what he sees in the two cases. The theory tries to describe how such structuring takes place, and it ultimately becomes very complex in the account it gives.
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