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con(e)y

con(e)y rabbit (fur). XIII. Earliest forms cunin(g), conyng — AN. coning, OF. conin, parallel form to OF. conil — L. cunīculus, prob. of Iberian orig. The form cony (XIV) is a back-formation from pl. conyes — AN. con(i)ys, pl. of conil. In the cant sense of ‘dupe’ familiar XVI–XVII in cony-catcher cheat, swindler, cony-catching.

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coney

coney or cony (both: kō´nē), name used for the rabbit (Oryctolagus) and for its fur; more often, for the pika, a small rodent found at high altitudes in both hemispheres; and for the rock hyrax, a small herbivorous, hoofed animal of Africa and SW Asia. The last is probably the coney referred to in the Bible (Ps. 104.18; Prov. 30.26).

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coney

coney a rabbit; originally the preferred term (now superseded by rabbit) and still in use in heraldry, and for the animal's fur. In the 16th and 17th centuries, coney-catching was a term for duping or deceiving a gullible victim.

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coney

coney See CONY.

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coney

coneyabalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione, macaroni, Manzoni, Marconi, mascarpone, minestrone, Moroni, Mulroney, padrone, panettoni, pepperoni, phoney, polony, pony, rigatoni, Shoshone, Sloaney, stony, Toni, tony, zabaglione •cartoony, lacunae, loony, Moonie, moony, Nguni, puny, Rooney, spoony, uni •Sunni •bunny, dunny, funny, gunny, honey, money, runny, sonny, sunny, tunny •twopenny • chutney • beermoney

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