ostrich


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ostrich

large, 9 ft high, weighing 400 lb, running birds with long necks and legs. They are gregarious herbivores. Called also Struthio camelus.
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Well, I have often caught and carried away an ostrich in my talons.
Well, he is, so you need n't laugh, for we 've made all our plans," said Maud with comical dignity as she tried the effect of an old white bonnet, wondering if farmers' wives could wear ostrich feathers when they went to meeting.
A YOUNG Ostrich came to its Mother, groaning with pain and with its wings tightly crossed upon its stomach.
Sir Nigel was still in his velvet dress of peace, with flat velvet cap of maintenance, and curling ostrich feather clasped in a golden brooch.
The ostrich indeed inhabits continents and is exposed to danger from which it cannot escape by flight, but by kicking it can defend itself from enemies, as well as any of the smaller quadrupeds.
In the midst of this growing and important stress the broker became suddenly aware of a high-rolled fringe of golden hair under a nodding canopy of velvet and ostrich tips, an imitation sealskin sacque and a string of beads as large as hickory nuts, ending near the floor with a silver heart.
The ostrich runneth faster than the fastest horse, but it also thrusteth its head heavily into the heavy earth: thus is it with the man who cannot yet fly.
The ostrich feathers which drooped from her large hat were almost priceless.
There had been no costume for Lida; she simply had a red knitted cap, or rather a night cap that had belonged to Marmeladov, decorated with a broken piece of white ostrich feather, which had been Katerina Ivanovna's grandmother's and had been preserved as a family possession.
They were both still in their fancy dress; one in a turban, the other in the cap with the ostrich feather.
This Florida Ostrich Farm was established in 2012 as a ranch to breed and raise Ostriches.
There are a handful of grounddwelling birds dotted around the globe, from the massive threemetre tall ostrich to the chickensized kiwi, which weighs about 2kg and, as we discover tonight, looks hilarious when tripping over a twig.