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Hare

Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus. Hares are classified in the same family as rabbits, they are similar in size and form to rabbits and have similar herbivorous diets, but have longer ears and live solitarily or in pairs. Unlike rabbits, their young are able to fend for themselves shortly after birth rather than emerging blind and helpless. Most are fast runners. Hare species are native to Africa and North America. Five leporid species with "hare" in their common names are not considered true hares: the hispid hare, four species known as red rock hares. Conversely, jackrabbits are hares, rather than rabbits. A hare less than one year old is called a leveret. A group of hares is called a "drove". Hares are swift animals: The European hare can run up to 56 km/h; the five species of jackrabbits found in central and western North America are able to run at 64 km/h, can leap up to 3 m at a time. A shy animal, the European brown hare changes its behavior in spring, when they can be seen in daytime chasing one another.

This appears to be competition between males to attain dominance for breeding. During this spring frenzy, animals of both sexes can be seen "boxing", one hare striking another with its paws; this behavior gives rise to the idiom mad as a March hare. This is present not only in intermale competition, but among females toward males to prevent copulation. Hares do not bear their young below ground in a burrow as do other leporids, but rather in a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass called a form. Young hares are adapted to the lack of physical protection, relative to that afforded by a burrow, by being born furred and with eyes open, they are hence precocial, are able to fend for themselves soon after birth. By contrast, rabbits are altricial, having young that are born hairless. All rabbits live underground in burrows or warrens, while hares live in simple nests above the ground, do not live in groups. Hares are larger than rabbits, with longer ears, have black markings on their fur. Hares have not been domesticated, while rabbits are kept as house pets.

The domestic pet known as the Belgian Hare is a rabbit, selectively bred to resemble a hare. Hares have jointed, or kinetic, unique among mammals, they have 48 chromosomes while rabbits have 44. The 32 species listed are: Genus LepusSubgenus Macrotolagus Antelope jackrabbit, Lepus alleni Subgenus Poecilolagus Snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus Subgenus Lepus Arctic hare, Lepus arcticus Alaskan hare, Lepus othus Mountain hare, Lepus timidus Subgenus Proeulagus Black-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus californicus White-sided jackrabbit, Lepus callotis Cape hare, Lepus capensis Tehuantepec jackrabbit, Lepus flavigularis Black jackrabbit, Lepus insularis Scrub hare, Lepus saxatilis Desert hare, Lepus tibetanus Tolai hare, Lepus tolai Subgenus Eulagos Broom hare, Lepus castroviejoi Yunnan hare, Lepus comus Korean hare, Lepus coreanus Corsican hare, Lepus corsicanus European hare, Lepus europaeus Granada hare, Lepus granatensis Manchurian hare, Lepus mandschuricus Woolly hare, Lepus oiostolus Ethiopian highland hare, Lepus starcki White-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii Subgenus Sabanalagus Ethiopian hare, Lepus fagani African savanna hare, Lepus microtis Subgenus Indolagus Hainan hare, Lepus hainanus Indian hare, Lepus nigricollis Burmese hare, Lepus peguensis Subgenus Sinolagus Chinese hare, Lepus sinensis Subgenus Tarimolagus Yarkand hare, Lepus yarkandensis Incertae sedis Japanese hare, Lepus brachyurus Abyssinian hare, Lepus habessinicus Hares and rabbits are plentiful in many areas, adapt to a wide variety of conditions, reproduce so hunting is less regulated than for other varieties of game.

In rural areas of North America and in pioneer times, they were a common source of meat. Because of their low fat content, they are a poor choice as a survival food. Hares can be prepared in the same manner as rabbits — roasted or parted for breading and frying. Hasenpfeffer is a traditional German stew made from marinated hare. Pfeffer here means not only the obvious spicing with pepper and other spices, but means a dish in which the animal's blood is used as a thickening agent for the sauce. Wine or vinegar is a prominent ingredient, to lend a sourness to the recipe. Lagos stifado — hare stew with pearl onions, red wine and cinnamon — is a much-prized dish enjoyed in Greece and Cyprus and communities in the diaspora in Australia where the hare is hunted as a feral pest. Jugged hare, known as civet de lièvre in France, is a whole hare, cut into pieces and cooked with red wine and juniper berries in a tall jug that stands in a pan of water, it traditionally is served with the hare's port wine.

Jugged hare is described in the influential 18th-century cookbook, The Art of Cookery by Hannah Glasse, with a recipe titled, "A Jugged Hare", that begins, "Cut it into little pieces, lard them here and there..." The recipe goes on to describe cooking the pieces of hare in water in a jug set within a bath of boiling water to cook for three hours. Beginning in the 19th century, Glasse has been credited with having started the recipe with the words "First, catch your hare," as in this citation; this attribution is apocryphal. Having a freshly caught hare enables one to obtain its blood. A freshly killed hare is prepared for jugging by removing its entrails and hanging it in a larder by its hind legs, which cau

Cornelius Hankins

Cornelius Hankins was an American painter. He painted portraits of Confederate veterans and politicians. Cornelius Hankins was born on July 1863 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, his father was his mother, Annie Mary McFadden. Hankins moved to Nashville, where he was taught painting by Edwin M. Gardner, an art teacher and painter. By 1897, he taught at the Richmond Art Club in Virginia. Meanwhile, he began exhibiting his work. By March 1902, his paintings were exhibited at the University Club in Nashville. A decade in November 1912, they were exhibited at the Centennial Club. Hankins painted a portrait of the founder of the Confederate Veteran, he did a portrait of Caroline Meriwether Goodlett, the founding president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Additionally, he did a portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee for the Tennessee General Assembly in 1901, he did 15 portraits for the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee. He went on to do portraits of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Admiral Albert Gleaves, Senator William B.

Bate, Governor Albert H. Roberts and Governor Benton McMillin; some of Hankins's portraits were donated by Confederate veteran or university alumni groups to public and private institutions. For example, Hankins did a portrait of Confederate General Benjamin F. Cheatham for the Frank Cheatham Bivouac of the Association of Confederate Soldiers, who unveiled it in the Tennessee State Chamber and placed it in the Tennessee State Library in 1904, he did a portrait of Julia A. Sears, a founding faculty member of the Peabody College for Teachers, placed in the chapel in 1904. Additionally, Hankins did a portrait of William Lofland Dudley, the founding dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. According to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, "At the time of his death, nine of his portraits were hanging in the Tennessee State Capitol, six in the Alabama State Capitol, two in the Mississippi State Capitol, one in the Louisiana State Capitol." Hankins married Maude McGehee. They had two daughters, Eleanor Hankins, known professionally as Hank Fort, who became a renowned singer, Dorothy Churchill Hankins Wood.

Hankins died on May 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was buried at the Mount Olivet Cemetery

Diamond Eyes

Diamond Eyes is the sixth studio album by American alternative metal band Deftones, released on May 4, 2010 by Reprise Records. It was the first album to feature bassist Sergio Vega. An album tentatively titled Eros was intended to be the band's sixth full-length release following Saturday Night Wrist, but was not released due to Cheng entering a coma after a serious car accident that occurred in November 2008 resulting in his death in 2013; the band continued on with Vega as his replacement, the release of Eros was put on hold in favor of Diamond Eyes in June 2009. Diamond Eyes was a critical and commercial success, peaking within the top twenty of the US Billboard 200 and several other international charts. Four singles were released from Diamond Eyes: the title track, "Rocket Skates", "Sextape", "You've Seen the Butcher". Deftones started writing material for the successor to 2006's Saturday Night Wrist in early 2007; the band was dissatisfied with the lengthy writing and recording process of Saturday Night Wrist, wanted to release a quick follow-up record in the same manner as earlier albums such as 1995's Adrenaline and 1997's Around the Fur, which were recorded without the digital audio program Pro Tools.

Instead, those albums were recorded as just a band "in the room with just our instruments, no other distractions", according to frontman Chino Moreno. The band recorded and completed their Terry Date-produced album, tentatively titled Eros, in 2008, it was expected to be released in early 2009. However, bassist Chi Cheng was injured in an automobile accident in November 2008, leaving him in a coma and putting the release of Eros on hold. Unsure if or when Cheng would recover and be able to perform with the band again, Deftones started playing various shows and festivals with Sergio Vega on bass, starting in early 2009. Vega, a close friend of the band, had filled in for Cheng during tours in 1999. At this point, Deftones were not sure if they wanted to break up or continue writing and performing music. In June 2009, Deftones decided to indefinitely put the release of Eros on hold and start writing a brand new album with Vega; the band still hopes to release Eros at some point, but wanted to wait until Cheng was no longer in a semi-conscious state, they did not feel that it represented who they were as artists or as people at the time.

Deftones wanted to make an optimistic record, as opposed to the dark and angry album they had just finished. Diamond Eyes was recorded in two months with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who had worked with Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Stone Sour and Alice In Chains. Deftones avoided using Pro Tools on the album. Instead, they favored writing songs together as a band and practicing them "a million times'til they were perfect" in order to achieve a more raw and "personable" sound. Diamond Eyes was scheduled to be released on April 27 by Reprise, but was pushed back three weeks to May 18, pushed forward to May 4, 2010; the latter release date change was due to the album leaking onto the Internet in March 2010, two months before the original scheduled release date. The first song from the album, "Rocket Skates", was available for free download through the band's official website on February 23, 2010; the song had been included in Deftones live performances starting in October 2009, was released as a limited edition 7" vinyl single for international Record Store Day on April 17, 2010, serving as the second overall single.

A music video directed by 13th Witness was released on March 9. The first single, was the title track, "Diamond Eyes", it was released as a single to digital retailers on March 23, 2010. The music video for the song, directed by Roboshobo, was released on April 13. Deftones performed a live webcast of songs from Diamond Eyes and answered fan questions on May 4 in Dallas, Texas. A music video for the track "Sextape" was released on September 3, 2010; the video was directed by ZFCL. On October 28, 2010, Deftones released the official video for "You've Seen the Butcher", directed by Jodeb Films. In August 2011, Deftones released the official music video for "Beauty School", directed by 13th Witness. After dealing with the tragedy surrounding Cheng's accident, Deftones wanted to create an album with an overall positive and optimistic vibe. Describing the band's state while writing for the album, Moreno stated, "Our inspiration and unity as a band is stronger than it has been before and we needed to channel that energy into our music".

Noticeably lacking on the album were songs about complaining, hurting or how "life sucks" – common lyrical themes for Moreno since the early'90s. Moreno described the overall theme of the album as a "positive zest for life", said it had "a fantasy vibe" similar to White Pony; the lyrics for "Rocket Skates" contained "beautiful yet violent imagery" and were compared to the song "Knife Prty" from White Pony. Deftones thought it would be difficult to tour in support of a new album with memories of Cheng attached to it. Commenting on songwriting, Moreno stated: I don't like listening to people's problems -- I like music. Music has been smothered with -'90s, it gets old. Instead of going to the opposite side of the spectrum and listening to The Black Eyed Peas, just straight silly, I choose to listen to more instrumental music. I do little singing about myself on this record. I love songs where I can take myself out of being human. I can sing about odd things