ostrich

[ UK /ˈɒstɹɪt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔstɹɪtʃ/ ]
NOUN
  1. fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird
  2. a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
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  • The holsters are hand-stitched using the finest leather, horsehide, cowhide, sharkskin and exotics like ostrich and stingray.
  • Running around this landscape of giant heathers, you will also see ostriches, bonteboks, baboons and, if you are lucky, a fly-past from a blue crane.
  • Even the ostrich squawk as they make their way across the sandvelt to open marshlands and savannahs dotted with acacia, baobab trees and wild sage bushes.
  • a "g" instead of a "ch" in "ostrichism" - the 522nd word offered this week by bee pronouncer CBC | Top Stories News
  • Ostriches roam about this camp, eating empty soda-water bottles and any bridoon bits they can find. In the Ranks of the C.I.V.
  • Options range from beef, ostrich and chicken patties, to combos like boar and brie, beef and merguez, or venison and goat cheese.
  • To the insatiable bloody appetite of this creature nothing comes amiss; he takes the male ostrich by surprise, and slays that wariest of wild things on his nest; He captures little birds with the dexterity of a cat, and hunts for diurnal armadillos; he comes unawares upon the deer and huanaco, and, springing like lightning on them, dislocates their necks before their bodies touch the earth. The Naturalist in La Plata
  • It was written on ostrich skin in the boustrophedon style, in which one line was read from left to right and the next from right to left and so on. Deeper
  • Even in midwinter, in the icy church, the blushing bride would throw aside her broadcloth cape or camblet roquelo and stand up clad in a sprigged India muslin gown with only a thin lace tucker over her neck, warm with pride in her pretty gown, her white bonnet with ostrich feathers and embroidered veil, and in her new husband. Sabbath in Puritan New England
  • Apparently facultatively bipedal, with a toothless bird-like skull sporting large orbits, dinosaur-like cervical vertebrae possessing true pneumatic foramina, and reduced gracile forelimbs and a theropod-like pelvis, Effigia is strikingly like ornithomimosaurs (ostrich dinosaurs) in several details, mostly those concerning the skull and cervical vertebrae. Archive 2006-01-01
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