bustard

Part of speech: noun

A large Old World game- bird.

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Usage examples "bustard":

  1. When you deal with Bourbons, it is well to remember the Spanish proverb, " A sparrow in the hand is better than a bustard on the wing." - "Castilian Days", John Hay.
  2. Now it is quite useless to try and ride straight up to a bustard, and this he knew. - "Jess", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. It was so much appreciated that its name was conferred on Bustard Head and Bustard Bay. - "The Life of Captain James Cook", Arthur Kitson.