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Knights of the Hare

An order of twelve knights created by Edward III. in France, upon the following occasion:- A great shouting was raised by the French army, and Edward thought the shout was the onset of battle; but found afterwards it was occasioned by a hare running between the two armies.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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