What a fine word, ‘lop’.  You can see these droopy-eared pretty creatures lolloping around the melon patch.

‘Lop-eared rabbits basked or hopped sluggishly about the little gardens and nibbled the leaves of ripening melons.’

 

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Between the Woods and the Water (London: Penguin Books, 1986), p. 230

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