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1. A mythological creature depicted as a lion with a human head. Appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology.

2. A breed of hairless cat. They are often energetic, intelligent, and affectionate.

3. The main protagonist in the video game "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy."
The riddle of the Sphinx: what creature walks on all fours in the morning, two legs at midday, and three legs at night?
by Erin Catherine July 10, 2008

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A common but incorrect variation of "garter snake." Other variations are "gardner" and "gardener."
Calling them garden snakes would make more sense if they were found only in gardens.
by Erin Catherine July 22, 2008

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Crazy, insane. Refers to male hares' habit of leaping wildly about in March, their breeding season.
Calm down; you're acting mad as a March hare!
by Erin Catherine July 13, 2008

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Common term for hypertrichosis, a condition characterized by excessive and widespread body hair. It is usually genetic in origin.
"That guy has hypertrichosis."
"You know, werewolf syndrome."
by Erin Catherine May 30, 2008

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In medicine, an obscure and unlikely diagnosis based on ordinary symptoms.
When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.
by Erin Catherine July 10, 2008

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