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Hind \Hind\ (h[imac]nd), n. [AS. hind; akin to D. hinde, OHG. hinta, G. hinde, hindin, Icel., Sw., & Dan. hind, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.), E. hunt, or cf. Gr. kema`s a young deer.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as Epinephelus apua of Bermuda, and Epinephelus Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney, John Paw, spotted hind.


Cony \Co"ny\ (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also coney.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ( Lepus cuniculus).

    2. The chief hare.

      Note: The cony of Scripture is thought to be Hyrax Syriacus, called also daman, and cherogril. See Daman.

  2. A simpleton. [Obs.]

    It is a most simple animal; whence are derived our usual phrases of cony and cony catcher.
    --Diet's Dry Dinner (1599).

  3. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. An important edible West Indian fish ( Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda.

    2. A local name of the burbot. [Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, from Anglo-French conis, plural of conil "long-eared rabbit" (Lepus cunicula) from Latin cuniculus (source of Spanish conejo, Portuguese coelho, Italian coniglio), the small, Spanish variant of the Italian hare (Latin lepus), the word perhaps from Iberian Celtic (classical writers say it is Spanish).\n

\n Rabbit arose 14c. to mean the young of the species, but gradually pushed out the older word 19c., after British slang picked up coney as a punning synonym for cunny "cunt" (compare connyfogle "to deceive in order to win a woman's sexual favors"). The word was in the King James Bible [Prov. xxx:26, etc.], however, so it couldn't be entirely dropped, and the solution was to change the pronunciation of the original short vowel (rhyming with honey, money) to rhyme with boney. In the Old Testament, the word translates Hebrew shaphan "rock-badger." Rabbits not being native to northern Europe, there was no Germanic or Celtic word for them.


n. 1 (alternative spelling of cony lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: rabbit). 2 (alternative spelling of cony lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: fish).

  1. n. black-spotted usually dusky-colored fish with reddish fins [syn: Epinephelus fulvus]

  2. any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes [syn: hyrax, cony, dassie, das]

  3. small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America [syn: pika, mouse hare, rock rabbit, cony]

  4. any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food [syn: rabbit, cony]


The Côney is a long river in the Vosges and Haute-Saône départements, northeastern France. Its source is near Lion Faing, a lieu-dit in Dounoux. It flows generally southwest. It is a left tributary of the Saône into which it flows in Corre.

It shares its valley with the canal de l'Est on most of its course.

Usage examples of "coney".

I lived, the third in the terrace along Brickyard Row, with a steep drop through scratchy copses of birch into lowtown and with many other Rows and Backs and Ways slanting up Coney Mound behind, had stood for most of the Third Age of Industry by the time my parents moved in.

Pelligrino Morano, a Coney Island thug, was the first of the famed Camorrista dons to build his power base in New York.

One such immigrant, Charles Feltman, started as a pie vendor on Coney Island, New York, but switched to the lunch cart business in 1867.

She was sitting in the middle, Jocko on one side, Coney on the other, they started talking across her about various cops they had known.

The hooker had her legs spread on the stool there, Jocko was exploring under her skirt, and meanwhile telling Coney about the Texas Rangers and what sons of bitches they were.

Coney had heard Jocko using that same line a total of twelve times now.

Coney came in behind him, was closing the door when he heard Jocko doing his monster routine.

Coney started lau Jocko thought Coney had lost his marbles, and began tugging on his sleeve, trying get him out of the store.

He heard the tinkling of the bell over the door as though it were coming from a distant lush valley, and he moved into the store behind Jocko, moved on feet that seemed cushioned- he was Somehow in sneakers again, though he wa sWearing black-leather loafers, he was running in high-topped Keds, he was ten years old and oin far a hae that had bean chalked onto the asphalt, running in slow motion, Coney, they are yelling at him.

Coney turns from the door, glances toward the counter for just a moment, sees that the baldheaded man in the red cotton jacket is looking suspiciously at Jocko as he approaches, the smile more tentative now: Is this a hold up here?

When they reach the end of the they fan out in two directions, one of coming towards Coney, the other going Jocko at the counter.

Coney was be think this was what hell must be like and carrying Jocko through eternity.

She had pulled the blanket to the of of the bed and was coming around where Coney stood with Jocko collapsed nst him.

Coney Jocko a few days afterwards, and done their first job together on Eve.

She down at Jocko again, and then walked around him, and went to where Coney was g.