cassowary

Part of speech: noun

A large, fleet, ostrich like bird of Australia.

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Usage examples "cassowary":

  1. Somebody else, at Cambridge or elsewhere, had also written about Timbuctoo and a Cassowary that ate a missionary with his this and his that and his hymn- book too. - "Adventures in Criticism", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. A mermaid also was exhibited- defunct, I presume- and a living cassowary five feet high, that swallowed stones as large as an egg. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.
  3. They pride themselves on having long thin legs like a cassowary. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.