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 Bunkum.Bunsby (Jack). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bunny.
 
A rabbit. So called from the provincial word bun, a tail. The Scotch say of the hare, “she cocks her bun.” Bunny, a diminutive of bun, applied to a rabbit, means the animal with the “little tail.”   1
       
“Bunny, lying in the grass,
Saw the shiny column pass.”
       
Bret Harte: Battle Bunny, stanza 1.
 


 Bunkum.Bunsby (Jack). 

 
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