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ostrich

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
ldoce_243_aostrichos‧trich /ˈɒstrɪtʃ $ ˈɒː-, ˈɑː-/ noun [countable]  1 ostrich.jpg HBBa large African bird with long legs, that runs very quickly but cannot fly2 informalDEAL WITH someone who does not deal with difficult problems but tries to pretend that they do not exist
Examples from the Corpus
ostrichShe was behaving like an ostrich about Old Red - and a stubborn ostrich at that!Her legs, in fishnet stockings, move gracefully, she fans herself with an ostrich feather.There is a vulture that breaks ostrich eggs by hurling stones with its beak.Bailey said she regularly prepares sausage, meatloaf, hamburgers and roasts from ostrich meat instead of beef.Marchello said ostrich meat tastes like beef, is comparable in protein, but lower in fat, calories and cholesterol.You will notice phrases like crocodile tears, the elephant never forgets, and the ostrich burying its head in the sand.
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