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 Hare-brained, or Hair-brained.Hare-lip. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Harefoot.
 
Swift of foot as a hare. The surname given to Harold I., youngest son of Canute (1035–1040).   1
   To kiss the hare’s foot. To be too late for anything, to be a day after the fair. The hare has gone by, and left its footprint for you to salute. A similar phrase is To kiss the post.   2
 


 Hare-brained, or Hair-brained.Hare-lip. 

 
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