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 Hare-stone = Hour-stone.Hares shift their Sex. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hare and the Tortoise (The).
Everyone knows the fable of the race between the hare and the tortoise, won by the latter; and the moral, “Slow and steady wins the race.” The French equivalent is “Pas à pas le bœuf prend le lièvre.   1

 Hare-stone = Hour-stone.Hares shift their Sex. 

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