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  • The ostrich and secretary-bird are also found.

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  • Only in the ostrich it remains throughout life, being specialized into a large receptacle for the urine, an absolutely unique arrangement.

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  • above sea-level, destitute of water, and tenanted only by the wild ox, the ostrich and the giraffe.

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  • above sea-level, destitute of water, and tenanted only by the wild ox, the ostrich and the giraffe.

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  • The exports include cattle, hides, skins, wool and ostrich feathers.

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  • The exports include cattle, hides, skins, wool and ostrich feathers.

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  • There are sulphur, lithia and other springs near the city, and an ostrich farm and an alligator farm in the suburbs.

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  • - lv.) found vestiges of a keel in a young rhea, and apteria in the embryonic ostrich, and she concluded that they were descendants of birds which originally possessed the power of flight.

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  • - lv.) found vestiges of a keel in a young rhea, and apteria in the embryonic ostrich, and she concluded that they were descendants of birds which originally possessed the power of flight.

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  • CASSOWARY (Casuarius), a genus of struthious birds, only inferior in size to the emeu and ostrich, and, according to Sir R.

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  • In the northern ports there is a similar but smaller trade and one also in ostrich feathers.

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  • In the northern ports there is a similar but smaller trade and one also in ostrich feathers.

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  • This fact in the ostrich appears to have been known already to Geoffroy St-Hilaire from his own observation in Egypt, but does not seem to have been published by him.

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  • When he felt he was being looked at he behaved like an ostrich which hides its head in a bush in order not to be seen: he hung his head and quickening his pace went down the street.

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  • Omdurman is the headquarters of the native traders in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, the chief articles of commerce being ivory, ostrich feathers and gum arabic from Darfur and Kordofan.

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  • Ostrich farming is growing in favour.

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  • The collection of animals included a donkey, horse, ostrich and a llama, all of which were either relaxing in the shade or inside the barn.

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  • the lion and puma, ostrich and rhea.

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  • The ostrich is found in the Marico and Limpopo districts, and more rarely elsewhere; the great kori bustard and the koorhaan are common.

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  • The chief articles brought by the caravans are ostrich feathers, skins and ivory and one of the principal imports istea.

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  • Of birds, eagles, vultures, hawks, owls and quails are common; snipe, curlews, plovers, storks and herons frequent the marshy parts; and the ostrich the desert.

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  • Their merchandise consists of sheep and goats, gum and resin, skins and ostrich feathers.

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  • The ostrich seems almost to have disappeared.

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  • Their merchandise consists of sheep and goats, gum and resin, skins and ostrich feathers.

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  • Only in the ostrich the distal ends of the pubes meet, forming a daggershaped symphysis, which is curved forwards.

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  • Mivart, " On the Axial Skeleton of the Ostrich, Struthionidae, Pelecanidae," Trans.

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  • In the ostrich and its allies no trace of this median centre of ossification ever occurs; but with these exceptions its existence is invariable in all other birds.

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  • The fauna includes the lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wild pig, ostrich and crocodile.

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  • In the ostrich, Struthio, the craze of overloading the stomach with pebbles which, when triturated into sand, are not voided, has brought about a dislocation, so that the enormously widened and stretched space between proventriculus and gizzard forms a bag, directed downwards, whilst the gizzard itself with part of the duodenum is rotated round its axis to more than loo°.

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  • Amphibien, &c., p. 127) placed the Tinamous in the same order as the ostrich and its allies; and, though he did this on very insufficient grounds, his assignment has turned out to be not far from the mark, as in 1862 the great affinity of these groups was shown by W.

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  • Here in ancient times were found the oryx, addax, ibex, gazelle, bubale, ostrich, hyena and porcupine, more rarely the wild ox and wild sheep (0.

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  • The animals chiefly hunted were the gazelle, ibex, oryx, stag, wild ox, wild sheep, hare and porcupine; also the ostrich for its plumes, and the fox, jackal, wolf, hyaena and leopard for their skins, or as enemies of the farm-yard.

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  • The most obvious distinctive character presented by the ostrich is the presence of two toes only, the third and fourth, on each foot - a character absolutely peculiar to the genus Struthio.

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  • The ostrich seems almost to have disappeared.

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  • The animals chiefly hunted were the gazelle, ibex, oryx, stag, wild ox, wild sheep, hare and porcupine; also the ostrich for its plumes, and the fox, jackal, wolf, hyaena and leopard for their skins, or as enemies of the farm-yard.

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  • The emu corresponds with the African and Arabian ostrich, the rhea of South America, and the cassowary of the Moluccas and New Guinea.

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  • The town is a trading centre of some importance, and in the surrounding district are large sheep and ostrich farms. The neighbourhood is noted for its abundance of everlasting flowers.

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  • Such a pygostyle is absent in Archaeopteryx, Hesperornis, Tinami and Ratitae, but it occurs individually in old specimens of the ostrich and the kiwi.

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  • It is absent in the Ratitae, which from this feature have received their name, but considerable traces of a cartilaginous keel occur in the embryo of the ostrich, showing undeniably that the absence of a keel in the recent bird is not a primitive, fundamental feature.

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  • Only in the ostrich this element is almost typically complete, although soon fused at either end with the coracoid.

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  • It had hitherto been generally believed that the mode of ossification in the fowl was that which obtained in all birds - the ostrich and its allies (as L'Herminier, we have seen, had already shown) excepted.

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  • Of birds the ostrich is found in the Nafud and in the W.

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  • Among the places of interest in the vicinity is the large Florida ostrich farm.

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  • It eats voraciously, and, like the ostrich, will swallow whatever comes in its way.

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  • The chief wealth of the people consists in the gum obtained from the grey acacias, in oxen, camels and ostrich feathers.

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  • Gum, ivory, hides, and ostrich feathers from the Sudan, cotton and sugar from Upper Egypt, indigo and shawls from India and Persia, sheep and tobacco from Asiatic Turkey, and European manufactures, such as machinery, hardware, cutlery, glass, and cotton and woollen goods, are the more important articles.

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  • It has the same moderately long, plump body, with a low dorsal crest, the continuation of the membrane bordering the strongly compressed tail; a large thick head with small eyes without lids and with a large pendent upper lip; two pairs of well-developed limbs, with free digits; and above all, as the most characteristic feature, three large appendages on each side of the back of the head, fringed with filaments which, in their fullest development, remind one of black ostrich feathers.

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  • The other centres of population are Shingeti, Wadan and Ujeft, Shingeti being the chief commercial centre, whence caravans take to St Louis gold-dust, ostrich feathers and dates.

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  • In South America another large Ratite bird, the rhea, is called ostrich; it can be distinguished at once from the true ostrich by its possession of three toes.

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  • x., 1878; " Skull in the Ostrich Tribe," Phil.

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  • in the ostrich and in the Amazon parrots, which are vestigial feathers without barbs.

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  • Much difference of opinion obtains as to the affinities of these birds, which were far larger than an ostrich; they were undoubtedly incapable of flight and there are indications of teeth in the upper jaw.

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  • From Samos a large stork, Amphipelargus, and a typical Struthio; from the Sivalik Hills on the southern flanks of the Himalayas also an ostrich, and another Ratite with three toes, Hypselornis, as well as Leptoptilus, Pelecanus and Phalacrocorax.

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  • Struthio, ostrich, Pliocene of Samos and of north-west India, now Africa and Arabia.

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  • Guanacos and Argentine hares are found in abundance in Neuquen, and to a lesser degree the South American ostrich.

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  • The important exports are gums and resin, fibre, hides, ivory, ostrich feathers, coffee, ghee, livestock, gold ingots from Abyssinia and mother-of-pearl; the shells being found along the coast from Zaila to beyond Berbera.

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  • The range in size is a wide one - from the tiny humming-bird to the ema, rhea, or American ostrich.

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  • The hartebeest appears now to be quite extinct; so also is the leucoryx, though formerly these two antelopes were found right up to the centre of Tunisia, as was also the ostrich, now entirely absent from the country.

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  • It is an important trade centre, the chief articles of commerce being gum, ivory, cattle and ostrich feathers.

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  • Characteristic are the giraffe, the chimpanzee and the ostrich.

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  • The birds are more West African than the mammals, and include the grey parrot, all the genera of the splendidly-coloured turacoes, the unique " whale-headed stork," and the ostrich.

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  • Caymans, water-hogs (capinchos), several kinds of deer (Cervus paludosus the largest), ounces, opossums, armadillos, vampires, the American ostrich, the ibis, the jabiru, various species popularly called partridges, the pato real or royal duck, the Palamedea cornuta, parrots and parakeets, are among the more notable forms. Insect life is peculiarly abundant; the red stump-like ant-hills are a feature in every landscape, and bees used to be kept in all the mission villages.

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  • Livingstone goes so far as to say, "nothing that I ever learned of the lion could lead me to attribute to it either the ferocious or noble character ascribed to it elsewhere," and he adds that its roar is not distinguishable from that of the ostrich.

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  • The birds include the ostrich, marabout, vultures, kites, hawks, ground hornbill, great bustard, guinea fowl, partridge, lesser bustard, quail, snipe, duck, widgeon, teal, geese of various kinds, paraquets, doves, blue, bronze and green pigeons, and many others.

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  • Salt and " potash " are imported from Absen in the Sahara; and ivory, ostrich feathers and leather goods are exported to Tripoli.

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  • With the increase of transport facilities it is probable that the trade with the Mediterranean coasts will also be diverted to the south, and profitable minor branches of trade would be formed in leather, ostrich feathers, gums, fibres, &c. The imports from Great Britain, which come via Forcados, are mostly cotton goods, provisions and hardware.

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  • C The wild ostrich' is disappearing before the persecution of man, and there are many districts, some of wide extent, frequented by the ostrich in the 19th century - especially towards the extremities of its African range - in which it no longer occurs, while in Asia there is evidence, more or less trustworthy, of its former existence in most parts of the south-western deserttracts, in few of which it is now to be found.

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  • Apparently the most northerly limit of the ostrich's ordinary range at the present day is that portion of the Syrian Desert lying directly eastward of Damascus; and, within the limits of what may be called Palestine, H.

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  • Africa is still, as in ancient days, the continent in which the ostrich chiefly flourishes.

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  • Lichtenstein long ago remarked' that if it 1 A good summary of the present distribution is contained in the Ostriches and Ostrich Farming of De Mosenthal and Harting, from which the accompanying figure is, with permission, taken.

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  • Reichenow in Die Vogel Afrikas, have given more particular details of the ostrich's distribution in Africa.

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  • Though the ostrich ordinarily inhabits the most arid districts, it requires water to drink; more than that, it will frequently bathe, and sometimes even, according to Von Heuglin, in the sea.

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  • The question whether to recognize more than one species of ostrich has been continually discussed without leading to a satisfactory solution.

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  • Douglass, Ostrich Farming in South Africa (London, 1881); modern anatomical work on the group is referred to in the article BIRDS.

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  • The Sudan produce (ivory, ostrich feathers, &c.) formerly brought to Bengazi by caravan, has now been almost wholly diverted to Tripoli, the eastern tracks from Wadai and Borku by way of Kufra to Aujila having become so unsafe that their natural difficulties are no longer worth braving.

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  • On the Karroo are numerous ostrich farms. Lucerne is very largely grown as fodder for the cattle.

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  • Birds include the ostrich, great kori bustard, the eagle, vulture, hawk and crane, francolin, golden cuckoo, bootie, scarlet and yellow finches, kingfishers, parrots (in the eastern regions), pelicans and flamingoes.

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  • Wool, mohair and ostrich feathers were the chief exports, the only mineral exported being copper (from the Namaqualand mines).

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  • Of the exports raw gold was valued at £33,303,000, diamonds at £6,370,000, wool at £3,728,000 and ostrich feathers at £2,091,000.

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  • There are also numerous ostrich farms, in particular in the districts of Oudtshoorn and Ladismith in the Little Karroo, where lucerne grows with extraordinary luxuriance.

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  • In the surrounding region are several large ostrich farms and a small exhibition ranch.

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  • The high sierras are frequented by condors and eagles of the largest size, and the whole country by the common vulture, while the American ostrich (Rhea americanus) and a species of large stork (the bata or jaburu, Mycteria americans; maximum height, 8 ft.; spread of wings, 8 ft.

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  • Ostrich farms have been successfully established in the Salt river valley since 1893; in 1 9 07 there were six farms in the Salt river valley, on which there were about 1354 birds; the most successful food for the ostrich is alfalfa.

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  • Feather-Market Hall, where are held the sales of ostrich feathers, seats 5000 persons.

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  • The exports are mainly the products of the eastern part of the Cape province, the most important being ostrich feathers, wool and mohair.

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  • Chacmas frequently strip orchards and fruit-gardens, break and devour ostrich eggs, and kill lambs and kids for the sake of the milk in their stomachs.

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  • A fine variety of ostrich is commonly found.

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  • The chief articles of export are coffee, skins, ivory, civet, ostrich feathers, gum, pepper, kat plant (used by Moslems for its stimulating properties), gold (in small quantities) and live stock.

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  • Ostrich farms are maintained in the Karroo and in other parts of the country, young birds having been first enclosed in 1857.

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  • The staple exports are diamonds, gold (from the Witwatersrand mines), wool, copper ore, ostrich feathers, mohair, hides and skins.

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  • In the same year (1905) 471,024 lb of ostrich feathers were exported valued at £1,081,187.

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  • The resemblance of the rhea to the ostrich (q.v.) was at once perceived, but the differences between them are also very evident.

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  • Though considerably smaller than the ostrich, and wanting its fine plumes, the rhea in general aspect far more resembles that bird than the other Ratitae.

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  • darwini to be the constant companion of guanacos (Lama huanaco) - just as in Africa the ostrich seeks the society of zebras and antelopes.

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  • These have been arranged in twelve species, belonging to two genera, Aepyornis and Mullerornis, which varied in size from that of a bustard to birds much exceeding an ostrich, and rivalling the recently extinct moa of New Zealand, the largest species being about to ft.

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  • Other industries undertaken or developed by Europeans are silk and cotton weaving and raphia-fibre preparation, and ostrich farming.

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  • Among the birds most characteristic of Africa are the ostrich and the secretary-bird.

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  • The ostrich is widely dispersed, but is found chiefly in the desert and steppe regions.

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  • They also keep ostrich farms, the feathers being of good quality.

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  • The camel, horse and ostrich are not found south of Kordofan and Sennar.

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  • The chief products of the Sudan for export are gum, ivory, ostrich feathers, dates and rubber.

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  • steamers, railways, posts and telegraphs), and as to the rest from taxes on land, date-trees and animals, from royalties on gum, ivory and ostrich feathers, from licences to sell spirits, carry arms, &c., and from fees paid for the shooting of game.

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  • There is some ostrich farming.

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  • The collection of animals included a donkey, horse, ostrich and a llama, all of which were either relaxing in the shade or inside the barn.

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  • Place the Ostrich Meat in pan and add the bouquet garni, cloves and port, then arrange the plums over the top.

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  • Food and Wine Matches: ostrich burgers, if you can catch them?

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  • Pieces of mozzarella cheese the size of ostrich eggs suddenly lost their allure.

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  • conspired to defraud investors in an ostrich breeding scheme, pleaded guilty earlier in the trial.

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  • Looking at cells You can see some cells with your naked eye, such as an unfertilised ostrich egg which is a single cell.

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  • Fly Whisk On display in the Museum is a fan-like object made of ostrich feather.

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  • Place the Ostrich Meat in pan and add the bouquet garni, cloves and port, then arrange the plums over the top.

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  • gemsbok steak and she had a kebab with zebra, crocodile, ostrich and kudu on it.

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  • mozzarella cheese the size of ostrich eggs suddenly lost their allure.

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  • We're going to enjoy pouting in baby doll nighties and ostrich feather mules while we catalog them.

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  • Octavia was the ostrich who just walked around looking beautiful and singing opera.

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  • ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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  • ostrich's eggs or something.

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  • It is easy to play the ostrich and pretend that the disaster that is waiting to happen is a figment of imagination.

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  • see ostrich in a farm setting on the banks of the river Eden.

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  • I like the idea of trying hard to include an ostrich into the Christmas story.

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  • Passengers can join a tour of an ostrich farm or try riding an ostrich.

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  • Why does an ostrich have such a long neck?

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  • Beside, who's going to feed the ostrich?

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  • No unarmed man on earth could stand long before a furious male ostrich without being killed.

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  • We need to engage with our culture and the issues it raises and faces, not bury our heads like the proverbial ostrich.

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  • Showing a female ostrich incubating eggs on a nest consisting of a small circular mound of sand in a field.

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  • ostrich feathers in 1899 was recorded at half a million.

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  • ostrich media reserves the right to change these rules from time to time.

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  • ostrich plume on her head.

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  • ostrich filet steak.

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  • ostrich burger?

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  • ostrich eggs.

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  • She was depicted by Egyptian artists as a woman wearing an ostrich plume on her head.

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  • That ostrich may be looking a bit threadbare after all these years, but I laughed so much I nearly soiled myself.

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  • The emu corresponds with the African and Arabian ostrich, the rhea of South America, and the cassowary of the Moluccas and New Guinea.

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  • the lion and puma, ostrich and rhea.

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  • The town is a trading centre of some importance, and in the surrounding district are large sheep and ostrich farms. The neighbourhood is noted for its abundance of everlasting flowers.

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  • In comparison with all other vertebrates the number of neck-vertebrae of the birds is considerably increased; the lowest number, 14 to 15, is that of most Passeres and many other Coraciomorphae; the largest numbers, 20 or 21, are found in the ostrich, 23 in Cygnus olor and 25 in the black swan.

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  • Such a pygostyle is absent in Archaeopteryx, Hesperornis, Tinami and Ratitae, but it occurs individually in old specimens of the ostrich and the kiwi.

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  • It is absent in the Ratitae, which from this feature have received their name, but considerable traces of a cartilaginous keel occur in the embryo of the ostrich, showing undeniably that the absence of a keel in the recent bird is not a primitive, fundamental feature.

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  • Only in the ostrich this element is almost typically complete, although soon fused at either end with the coracoid.

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  • It is of importance for our understanding of the position of the Ratitae in the system, that the wing-skeleton of the ostrich and rhea is an exact repetition of that of typical flying birds; the bones are much more slender, and the muscles are considerably reduced in strength also to a lesser extent in numbers, but the total length of the wing of an ostrich or a rhea is actually and comparatively enormous.

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  • Only in the ostrich the distal ends of the pubes meet, forming a daggershaped symphysis, which is curved forwards.

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  • Mivart, " On the Axial Skeleton of the Ostrich, Struthionidae, Pelecanidae," Trans.

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  • x., 1878; " Skull in the Ostrich Tribe," Phil.

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  • in the ostrich and in the Amazon parrots, which are vestigial feathers without barbs.

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  • In the ostrich, Struthio, the craze of overloading the stomach with pebbles which, when triturated into sand, are not voided, has brought about a dislocation, so that the enormously widened and stretched space between proventriculus and gizzard forms a bag, directed downwards, whilst the gizzard itself with part of the duodenum is rotated round its axis to more than loo°.

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  • Only in the ostrich it remains throughout life, being specialized into a large receptacle for the urine, an absolutely unique arrangement.

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  • Much difference of opinion obtains as to the affinities of these birds, which were far larger than an ostrich; they were undoubtedly incapable of flight and there are indications of teeth in the upper jaw.

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  • From Samos a large stork, Amphipelargus, and a typical Struthio; from the Sivalik Hills on the southern flanks of the Himalayas also an ostrich, and another Ratite with three toes, Hypselornis, as well as Leptoptilus, Pelecanus and Phalacrocorax.

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  • Struthio, ostrich, Pliocene of Samos and of north-west India, now Africa and Arabia.

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  • 13); (34) the tree called peridexion (protects pigeons from the serpent by its shadow); (35) the pigeons (of several colours;: led by one of them, which is of a purple or golden colour); (36) the antelope (or hydrippus; caught by its horns in the thicket); (37) the fireflints (of two sexes; combine to produce fire); (38) the magnet (adheres to iron); (39) the saw-fish (sails in company with ships); (40) the ibis (fishes only along the shore); (41) the ibex (descries a hunter from afar); (42) the diamond again (read "carbuncle"; found only by night); (43) the elephant.(conceives after partaking of mandrake; brings forth in the water; the young protected from the serpent by the father; when fallen is lifted up only by a certain small individual of its own kind); (44) the agate (employed in pearl-fishing); (45) the wild ass and ape (mark the equinox); (46) the Indian stone (relieves patients of the dropsy); (47) the heron (touches no dead body, and keeps to one dwellingplace); (48) the sycamore (or wild fig; grubs living inside the fruit and coming out); (49) the ostrich (devours all sorts of things; forgetful of its own eggs).

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  • They are: (I) Arabs from Tripoli, who export ostrich feathers, skins and ivory, and bring in burnouses, scents, sweets, tea, sugar, &c.; (2) Salaga merchants who import kola nuts from the hinterland of the Guinea Coast, taking in exchange cloth and live stock and leather and other goods; (3) the Asbenawa traders, who come from the oases of Asben or Air with camels laden with salt and "potash" (i.e.

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  • There is no evidence, so far as we can see, of his having been aware of Merrem's views; but like that anatomist he without hesitation divided the class into, two great " coupes," to which he gave, however, no other names than " Oiseaux normaux " and" Oiseaux anomaux "-exactly corresponding with his predecessor's Carinatae and Ratitae-and, moreover, he had a great advantage in founding these groups, since he had discovered, apparently from his own investigations, that the mode of ossification in each was distinct; for hitherto the statement of there being five centres of ossification in every bird's sternum seems to have been accepted as a general truth, without contradiction, whereas in the ostrich and the rhea, at any rate, L'Herminier found that there were but two such primitive points, 3 and from analogy 1 Their value was, however, understood by Gloger, who in 1834, as will presently be seen, expressed his regret at not being able to use them.

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  • This fact in the ostrich appears to have been known already to Geoffroy St-Hilaire from his own observation in Egypt, but does not seem to have been published by him.

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  • It had hitherto been generally believed that the mode of ossification in the fowl was that which obtained in all birds - the ostrich and its allies (as L'Herminier, we have seen, had already shown) excepted.

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  • In the ostrich and its allies no trace of this median centre of ossification ever occurs; but with these exceptions its existence is invariable in all other birds.

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  • It is a curious fact that even at a date so late as this, and by an investigator so well informed, doubt should still have existed whether Apteryx (see Kiwi) should be referred to the group containing the cassowary and the ostrich.

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  • Guanacos and Argentine hares are found in abundance in Neuquen, and to a lesser degree the South American ostrich.

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  • The important exports are gums and resin, fibre, hides, ivory, ostrich feathers, coffee, ghee, livestock, gold ingots from Abyssinia and mother-of-pearl; the shells being found along the coast from Zaila to beyond Berbera.

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  • The range in size is a wide one - from the tiny humming-bird to the ema, rhea, or American ostrich.

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  • This fate has overtaken the elephant, giraffe, the buffalo, quagga, gnu, blesbok, gemsbok and ostrich.

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  • The ostrich is found in the Marico and Limpopo districts, and more rarely elsewhere; the great kori bustard and the koorhaan are common.

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  • The ostrich and secretary-bird are also found.

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  • Omdurman is the headquarters of the native traders in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, the chief articles of commerce being ivory, ostrich feathers and gum arabic from Darfur and Kordofan.

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  • Of birds the ostrich is found in the Nafud and in the W.

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  • The hartebeest appears now to be quite extinct; so also is the leucoryx, though formerly these two antelopes were found right up to the centre of Tunisia, as was also the ostrich, now entirely absent from the country.

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  • It is an important trade centre, the chief articles of commerce being gum, ivory, cattle and ostrich feathers.

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  • Characteristic are the giraffe, the chimpanzee and the ostrich.

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  • The birds are more West African than the mammals, and include the grey parrot, all the genera of the splendidly-coloured turacoes, the unique " whale-headed stork," and the ostrich.

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  • Among the places of interest in the vicinity is the large Florida ostrich farm.

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  • Ostrich farming is growing in favour.

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  • The chief articles brought by the caravans are ostrich feathers, skins and ivory and one of the principal imports istea.

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  • Of birds, eagles, vultures, hawks, owls and quails are common; snipe, curlews, plovers, storks and herons frequent the marshy parts; and the ostrich the desert.

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  • Until towards the close of the 19th century Bechuanaland abounded in big game, and the Kalahari is still the home of the lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, buffalo, antelope of many species, ostrich and even the giraffe.

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  • Formerly there was a trade in ostrich feathers and ivory; but.

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  • CASSOWARY (Casuarius), a genus of struthious birds, only inferior in size to the emeu and ostrich, and, according to Sir R.

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  • It eats voraciously, and, like the ostrich, will swallow whatever comes in its way.

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  • The chief wealth of the people consists in the gum obtained from the grey acacias, in oxen, camels and ostrich feathers.

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  • Caymans, water-hogs (capinchos), several kinds of deer (Cervus paludosus the largest), ounces, opossums, armadillos, vampires, the American ostrich, the ibis, the jabiru, various species popularly called partridges, the pato real or royal duck, the Palamedea cornuta, parrots and parakeets, are among the more notable forms. Insect life is peculiarly abundant; the red stump-like ant-hills are a feature in every landscape, and bees used to be kept in all the mission villages.

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  • Livingstone goes so far as to say, "nothing that I ever learned of the lion could lead me to attribute to it either the ferocious or noble character ascribed to it elsewhere," and he adds that its roar is not distinguishable from that of the ostrich.

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  • Amphibien, &c., p. 127) placed the Tinamous in the same order as the ostrich and its allies; and, though he did this on very insufficient grounds, his assignment has turned out to be not far from the mark, as in 1862 the great affinity of these groups was shown by W.

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  • The birds include the ostrich, marabout, vultures, kites, hawks, ground hornbill, great bustard, guinea fowl, partridge, lesser bustard, quail, snipe, duck, widgeon, teal, geese of various kinds, paraquets, doves, blue, bronze and green pigeons, and many others.

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  • Salt and " potash " are imported from Absen in the Sahara; and ivory, ostrich feathers and leather goods are exported to Tripoli.

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  • With the increase of transport facilities it is probable that the trade with the Mediterranean coasts will also be diverted to the south, and profitable minor branches of trade would be formed in leather, ostrich feathers, gums, fibres, &c. The imports from Great Britain, which come via Forcados, are mostly cotton goods, provisions and hardware.

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  • Gum, ivory, hides, and ostrich feathers from the Sudan, cotton and sugar from Upper Egypt, indigo and shawls from India and Persia, sheep and tobacco from Asiatic Turkey, and European manufactures, such as machinery, hardware, cutlery, glass, and cotton and woollen goods, are the more important articles.

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  • Here in ancient times were found the oryx, addax, ibex, gazelle, bubale, ostrich, hyena and porcupine, more rarely the wild ox and wild sheep (0.

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  • It has the same moderately long, plump body, with a low dorsal crest, the continuation of the membrane bordering the strongly compressed tail; a large thick head with small eyes without lids and with a large pendent upper lip; two pairs of well-developed limbs, with free digits; and above all, as the most characteristic feature, three large appendages on each side of the back of the head, fringed with filaments which, in their fullest development, remind one of black ostrich feathers.

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  • The other centres of population are Shingeti, Wadan and Ujeft, Shingeti being the chief commercial centre, whence caravans take to St Louis gold-dust, ostrich feathers and dates.

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  • The fauna includes the lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wild pig, ostrich and crocodile.

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  • There are sulphur, lithia and other springs near the city, and an ostrich farm and an alligator farm in the suburbs.

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  • The most obvious distinctive character presented by the ostrich is the presence of two toes only, the third and fourth, on each foot - a character absolutely peculiar to the genus Struthio.

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  • In South America another large Ratite bird, the rhea, is called ostrich; it can be distinguished at once from the true ostrich by its possession of three toes.

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  • C The wild ostrich' is disappearing before the persecution of man, and there are many districts, some of wide extent, frequented by the ostrich in the 19th century - especially towards the extremities of its African range - in which it no longer occurs, while in Asia there is evidence, more or less trustworthy, of its former existence in most parts of the south-western deserttracts, in few of which it is now to be found.

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  • Apparently the most northerly limit of the ostrich's ordinary range at the present day is that portion of the Syrian Desert lying directly eastward of Damascus; and, within the limits of what may be called Palestine, H.

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  • Africa is still, as in ancient days, the continent in which the ostrich chiefly flourishes.

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  • Lichtenstein long ago remarked' that if it 1 A good summary of the present distribution is contained in the Ostriches and Ostrich Farming of De Mosenthal and Harting, from which the accompanying figure is, with permission, taken.

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  • Reichenow in Die Vogel Afrikas, have given more particular details of the ostrich's distribution in Africa.

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  • Though the ostrich ordinarily inhabits the most arid districts, it requires water to drink; more than that, it will frequently bathe, and sometimes even, according to Von Heuglin, in the sea.

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  • The question whether to recognize more than one species of ostrich has been continually discussed without leading to a satisfactory solution.

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  • Douglass, Ostrich Farming in South Africa (London, 1881); modern anatomical work on the group is referred to in the article BIRDS.

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  • The Sudan produce (ivory, ostrich feathers, &c.) formerly brought to Bengazi by caravan, has now been almost wholly diverted to Tripoli, the eastern tracks from Wadai and Borku by way of Kufra to Aujila having become so unsafe that their natural difficulties are no longer worth braving.

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  • On the Karroo are numerous ostrich farms. Lucerne is very largely grown as fodder for the cattle.

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  • Birds include the ostrich, great kori bustard, the eagle, vulture, hawk and crane, francolin, golden cuckoo, bootie, scarlet and yellow finches, kingfishers, parrots (in the eastern regions), pelicans and flamingoes.

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  • Wool, mohair and ostrich feathers were the chief exports, the only mineral exported being copper (from the Namaqualand mines).

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  • Of the exports raw gold was valued at £33,303,000, diamonds at £6,370,000, wool at £3,728,000 and ostrich feathers at £2,091,000.

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  • The revenue derived from the export of ostrich feathers in 1899 was recorded at half a million.

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  • There are also numerous ostrich farms, in particular in the districts of Oudtshoorn and Ladismith in the Little Karroo, where lucerne grows with extraordinary luxuriance.

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  • In the surrounding region are several large ostrich farms and a small exhibition ranch.

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  • The high sierras are frequented by condors and eagles of the largest size, and the whole country by the common vulture, while the American ostrich (Rhea americanus) and a species of large stork (the bata or jaburu, Mycteria americans; maximum height, 8 ft.; spread of wings, 8 ft.

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  • Ostrich farms have been successfully established in the Salt river valley since 1893; in 1 9 07 there were six farms in the Salt river valley, on which there were about 1354 birds; the most successful food for the ostrich is alfalfa.

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  • Feather-Market Hall, where are held the sales of ostrich feathers, seats 5000 persons.

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  • The exports are mainly the products of the eastern part of the Cape province, the most important being ostrich feathers, wool and mohair.

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  • Chacmas frequently strip orchards and fruit-gardens, break and devour ostrich eggs, and kill lambs and kids for the sake of the milk in their stomachs.

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  • A fine variety of ostrich is commonly found.

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  • The chief articles of export are coffee, skins, ivory, civet, ostrich feathers, gum, pepper, kat plant (used by Moslems for its stimulating properties), gold (in small quantities) and live stock.

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  • Of reptiles there are the crocodile, confined to the Transkei rivers, several kinds of snakes, including the cobra di capello and puff adder, numerous lizards and various tortoises, including the leopard tortoise, the largest of the continental land forms. Of birds the ostrich may still be found wild in some regions.

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  • Ostrich farms are maintained in the Karroo and in other parts of the country, young birds having been first enclosed in 1857.

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  • The staple exports are diamonds, gold (from the Witwatersrand mines), wool, copper ore, ostrich feathers, mohair, hides and skins.

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  • In the same year (1905) 471,024 lb of ostrich feathers were exported valued at £1,081,187.

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  • Brisson, the name has since passed into general use, especially among English authors, for what their predecessors had called the American ostrich; but on the European continent the bird is commonly called Nandu,2 a word corrupted from a name it is said to have borne among the aboriginal inhabitants of Brazil, where the Portuguese settlers called it ema (see Emeu).

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  • The resemblance of the rhea to the ostrich (q.v.) was at once perceived, but the differences between them are also very evident.

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  • Harting, in his and De Mosenthal's Ostriches and Ostrich Farming, from which the woodcut here introduced is by permission copied, gives (pp. 67-72) some portentous statistics of the destruction of rheas for the sake of their feathers, which, he says, are known in the trade as "Vautour" to distinguish them from those of the African bird.

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  • darwini to be the constant companion of guanacos (Lama huanaco) - just as in Africa the ostrich seeks the society of zebras and antelopes.

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  • These have been arranged in twelve species, belonging to two genera, Aepyornis and Mullerornis, which varied in size from that of a bustard to birds much exceeding an ostrich, and rivalling the recently extinct moa of New Zealand, the largest species being about to ft.

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  • Other industries undertaken or developed by Europeans are silk and cotton weaving and raphia-fibre preparation, and ostrich farming.

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  • Among the birds most characteristic of Africa are the ostrich and the secretary-bird.

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  • The ostrich is widely dispersed, but is found chiefly in the desert and steppe regions.

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  • They also keep ostrich farms, the feathers being of good quality.

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  • The camel, horse and ostrich are not found south of Kordofan and Sennar.

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  • The chief products of the Sudan for export are gum, ivory, ostrich feathers, dates and rubber.

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  • steamers, railways, posts and telegraphs), and as to the rest from taxes on land, date-trees and animals, from royalties on gum, ivory and ostrich feathers, from licences to sell spirits, carry arms, &c., and from fees paid for the shooting of game.

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  • There is some ostrich farming.

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  • That ostrich may be looking a bit threadbare after all these years, but I laughed so much I nearly soiled myself.

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  • For those wishing to try something out of the ordinary there is also ostrich and water buffalo meat !

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  • It has two finishes from which to choose: ostrich, which is more natural wood looking finish and cape, a contemporary, almost gray-colored finish.

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  • You can find sunglasses at a wide variety of retailers and in many price ranges, from a $3 plastic pair at Family Dollar to a pair of New York designer Moss Lipow's $3800 ostrich and alligator frames.

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  • Finally, for an informal family get-together, match your new stretch denim dress jeans with a sweater accented with crystal rhinestones, bugle beads, or ostrich features.

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  • Which is why in order for a cheater to be successful at cheating, he needs to be in a relationship with an ostrich (someone who is willing to bury her head in the sand).

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  • A royal blue ostrich bag sold for $15,600.

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  • The Dolce Bag is a prime example of Dolce & Gabbana's grace and ingenuity, a stark contrast to their flashier leopard print designs and ostrich feathers.

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  • The Birkin bag can come in styles crafted out of ostrich skin or turquoise leather, with gleaming gold hardware comprising the delicate front clasp.

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  • Materials range from lizard and calfskin to even ostrich.

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  • These bags employ a plethora of high-quality materials including lambskin, printed canvas, calfskin, silk, and even exotic skins like python and ostrich.

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  • LTK: Most of the Alina Spring 2007 satchels and bags are crafted using some very exotic animal skins such as alligator and ostrich.

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  • Later 2.55 models ditched the incredible fabric look of days past in favor of quilted exotic leathers such as ostrich and lambskin.

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  • Dooney & Bourke also carry other exotic print and leather collections, including zebra print, ostrich, and croc bags.

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  • Along with Kena Kai's exclusive DataSafe© security features, this travel wallet packs a style punch with its unique ostrich embossed leather look.

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  • The Patricia is available in two finishes; alligator and ostrich, with prices ranging from $4,250 for the former, and $2,250 for the latter.

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  • Exotic: Exotic materials include ostrich, alligator, snakeskin and more.

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  • They even have bags that are a combination of materials - for instance, they have a gold evening handbag with a giraffe print ruffle top and an ostrich print satchel with faux patent leather and metallic trim.

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  • LTK: You use materials like python, ostrich skin and stingray skin.

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  • The Mellow World Ostrich Rolling Laptop Tote comes in several colors of ostrich leather, including an olive green, basic black and crimson.

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  • They are crafted of fine materials like rich leather, fur, satin, nylon, microfiber, canvas and a variety of exotic skins, like crocodile, lizard and ostrich, to name a few.

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  • The catch is, this slip-on is made of suede and ostrich.

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  • They can have tips, chains, or have snake or ostrich print.

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  • Cowboy boots are usually made of leather, but are sometimes made from more exotic materials like ostrich skin.

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  • Exotic Leathers: Appease your wild side with the same high performance standard in rich Ostrich leather.

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  • Ostrich leather is one of the most luxurious materials for watch bands, with a particularly soft and supple feel, and a distinctive "goose bumps" texture.

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  • As well as the classic calfskin leather that is popular, other materials include lizard skin, crocodile and ostrich.

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  • Lace Capelet: A poncho knitted using ostrich plume lace.

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  • At this longstanding, family-owned market you'll find a good selection of wild game, including buffalo, venison, wild boar, ostrich, elk, antelope, and more.

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  • Healthy dishes like the ostrich burger with a side of fresh carrots or the veggie burger with a side salad are good to try.

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  • Though considerably smaller than the ostrich, and wanting its fine plumes, the rhea in general aspect far more resembles that bird than the other Ratitae.

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