cassowary : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest
- No youth could call himself a man until he had defeated an enemy warrior in battle, beheaded the corpse with a cassowary-bone dagger, and displayed the head on his clan's wooden .
- The King wore a headdress of cassowary plumes fixed to tambu shells, from which dangled bits of wood and metal from a wrecked airplane.
- A tarantula is not "an insect whose bite is only cured by musick"; a cassowary is not a bird of prey; and only a jack pudding or zany would believe that pygmies are devoured by .
- Andrew Bartlett in The Age
In North Queensland there are patches where the cassowary is surviving, but because they are not connected adequately, the population in each patch is non-viable,Senator Bartlett said.