(Con*vul"sive) a. [Cf. F. convulsif.] Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary.

An irregular, convulsive movement may be necessary to throw off an irregular, convulsive disease.

(Con*vul"sive*ly), adv. in a convulsive manner.

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

1. (Zoöl.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus). (b) The chief hare.

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

3. (Zoöl.) (a) An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda. (b) A local name of the burbot. [Eng.]

(Co"ny-catch) v. t. To deceive; to cheat; to trick. [Obs.]

Take heed, Signor Baptista, lest you be cony- catched in the this business.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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