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Emu  n.  (Written also emeu and emew)  (Zoöl.) A large Australian bird, of two species (Dromaius Novae-Hollandiae and D. irroratus), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly. Note: The name is sometimes erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the rhea, or South American ostrich.
Emu wren. See in the Vocabulary.

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"Emu" Quotes from Famous Books

... champs d'azur semes de tant de flammes, Jamais ces sables d'or ou vont mourir les lames, Ces monts dont les sommets tremblent au fond des cieux, Ces golfes couronnes de bois silencieux, Ces lueurs sur la cote, et ces chants sur les vagues, N'avaient emu mes sens de voluptes si vagues! Pourquoi comme ce soir n'ai-je jamais reve ? Un astre dans mon coeur s'est-il aussi leve ? Et toi, fils du matin, dis! a ces nuits si belles Les nuits de ton pays, sans moi, ressemblaient-elles?" ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... was, at any rate, a howling success. It took place at night, and the performers, painted in fantastic colors, danced or leaped about before a blazing fire. Some were rigged and painted like birds and beasts, in which the emu and kangaroo were well represented. One fellow leaped like a frog. Some had the human skeleton painted on their bodies, while they jumped about threateningly, spear in hand, ready to strike down some imaginary enemy. ...
— Sailing Alone Around The World • Joshua Slocum

... and marshes which surround the desolation of Babylon; the eagle of America have ranged, perhaps daily, over those narrow straits which separate two worlds and bid defiance to all navigation! The emu has long since tracked the vast interior of that fifth continent whose inland rivers, tribes of mankind, quadrupeds, and mineral and vegetable productions, remain still, to us, sealed mysteries. The crowned ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, - Issue 552, June 16, 1832 • Various

... desk, hand in apron-pocket, and rehearse the same, saucily and aloud, concluding with the words, "Qu'il est vraiment beau, Mademoiselle, ce jeune docteur! Quels yeux— quel regard! Tenez! J'en ai le coeur tout emu!" ...
— Villette • Charlotte Bronte

... joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain ...
— The 2004 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

... the Eccentric Epicurian Empress of Ethiopia, Electrified the East End of Egypt by Eagerly and Easily Eating, as an Experiment, an Egg, an Eagle, an Emu, and Electrical Eel, and an Enormous Elephant, larger than the one Exhibited next ...
— Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 • Edward William Cole

... away the emu; he's still the undefeated champion of the ages. Tidy him up a little and serve him to the next guy that feels like he needs exercise more'n he does nourishment. The gravy may be mussed up a trifle, but the old ring-general ...
— From Place to Place • Irvin S. Cobb

... Emu turned the pages The Wallaby sang with zest, Of the error in uncle's wages While the chairs ...
— The Bay and Padie Book - Kiddie Songs • Furnley Maurice

... claims pre-eminence not so much from any superiority of soil in those parts of it which have been explored, as from its amazing extent, and great diversity of climate. These mountains, where the road has been made over them, are fifty-eight miles in breadth; and as the distance from Sydney to Emu Ford, at which place this road may be said to commence, is about forty miles, the beginning of the vast tract of country to the westward of them, it will be seen, is ninety-eight miles distant from ...
— Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land • William Charles Wentworth

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