mare's nest


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mare's nest

something thought to be an extraordinary discovery but proving to be a delusion or hoax.
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Inside the sanatorium the earth was such a black mare's nest I drew a blank, but then the sun/moon burned.
A low-density community, with only 6 to 10 suites per floor, residents are sure to be spared from the mare's nest that's quite common in highly populated developments.
Sir Frank Ewart Smith's role as chairman of the Ministry of Supply's Scientific Advisory Council is well described in The Mare's Nest by David Irving (Archive, PE January).