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the rabbit died

The woman to whom we are referring is pregnant; the pregnancy test was positive. (From an early pregnancy test developed in 1931 in which the urine of a woman thought to be pregnant was injected into a female rabbit; if the woman was pregnant, the rabbit's ovaries would react. A common misconception at the time was that the rabbit would die if the woman was pregnant, hence the expression.) I saw Carol shopping for maternity clothes in the mall the other day. I guess the rabbit died! Honey, the rabbit died! It looks like we're going to have a baby!
See also: die, rabbit
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UNITED Airlines is investigating after reports a giant rabbit died on one of its transatlantic flights.
The Continental Giant breed rabbit died in the cargo section of a Boeing 767 after leaving Heathrow, she said.
Ann-Marie said: "Sadly, our family rabbit died back in November.
George the rabbit died in distraught owner Melissa Richardson's arms hours after this snap was taken.
A post-mortem examination showed the rabbit died of multiple injuries, including fractures to the pelvis, spine and skull.
The meticulously diagrammed drudgery of Rabbit's ingestion distracted me from my lack of hunger, and by the time Rabbit died, I was cured.
The girl's mother does not wish to be identified as her daughter does not yet know how her pet rabbit died.
The girl's mother said yesterday she did not want to be identified as her daughter did not yet know how her pet rabbit died.
October 30, a rabbit died after fireworks are tied to it in Darden Lough in East Denton, Newcastle.
In a disheartening turn of events, the last male purebred pygmy rabbit died in June of 2006 leaving just two purebred females to pass on the genes of this distinct population.
A world-record 100 meters one day, red faces all around when the rabbit died a few days later.
A RABBIT died of neglect and 20 others were found living in atrocious conditions in a Birmingham back garden by horrified RSPCA officers.
The girl's mother has said she did not want to be identified as her daughter did not yet know how her pet rabbit died.
MY eight-year-old son's rabbit died two weeks ago and he still cries about it every day.
A MY father and brother smoked constantly, and their dog and house rabbit died prematurely from cancerous tumours.