rabbit warren

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The Pentagon is a rabbit warren of corridors. the organization's headquarters is a rabbit warren of small, cramped offices

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Now 75, spectral and impish under a shock of white hair, Alexander putters around his rabbit warren-like home, cluttered with boxes and trunks full of memorabilia, the walls plastered with concert fliers, newspaper clippings, and holy pictures. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "Punk rocking on both sides of the pond in ‘Boys From Nowhere’ and ‘Here to Be Heard’," 17 May 2018 My favorite was probably Michael Ignatieff’s on Isaiah Berlin, which led me into the vast, delightful rabbit warren of Berlin’s correspondence. New York Times, "Niall Ferguson: By the Book," 11 Jan. 2018 As New York grew, the city stuck to this strictly rectilinear vision, and as a result the streets of New York north of Houston Street are still an orderly grid, entirely unlike the charming rabbit warrens of London and Paris. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "If the World Was Mapped Using the Manhattan Grid System," 30 Oct. 2017 Cinematographer Jishnu Bhattacharjee’s claustrophobic images give the rabbit warren of alleys, barren construction sites and heaping trash yards a palpable life, perfectly complemented by Mangesh Dhakde’s minimalist score. Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'ajji': Film Review | Busan 2017," 16 Oct. 2017

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1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rabbit warren

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rabbit warren

: a series of underground tunnels where rabbits live

: a building or place with many connected rooms, passages, etc., where you can get lost very easily

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