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aw strich

  • n  a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
  • n  fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird

  • The ostrich feather business has one thing in common with the buggy-whip industry and the horse.
  • The meat is very red, redder than ostrich, and people are surprised when they try it because it has such a unique taste.
  • Fanatically health-conscious Americans long ago deserted red meat, but they may soon flock back, attracted by a new entry on the menu: ground ostrich.
News & Articles

  • Kingston Farmers Market Moves
    From ostrich eggs to locally distilled spirits, you can probably find it at the Kingston Farmers Market's slightly new location.
    June 9, 2013 - Middletown Times Herald-Record
  • ‘Turf’ war growing serious after 60 Hamptons landscaper’s plants brazenly stolen from front yard
    A East Hampton landscaper wants to nip this crime in the bud. Kevin Keyser had 60 ostrich fern plants brazenly stolen from his front yard — and he’s digging in for a fight to find the thieves with a new lawn sign. “$1,000 reward for the low life stealing...
    June 6, 2013 - New York Post
  • Early Addition: Orthodox Jewish Schools Being Billboard-Shamed In Brooklyn
    Because kids shouldn't drink coffee everyday, check out today's mid-day links: education-shaming Orthodox Jews, Hamptons spying, racy Pamela Anderson ad, Buzzfeed headlines, Bronx STDs, and a baby ostrich. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook . You can also get the top stories mailed to you— sign up here . [ more › ]
    June 6, 2013 - Gothamist

  • Martin Buser in Forbes
    I don't know if I've ever had ostrich before,said Buser, when a plate of seared ostrich medallions, prawns and scallops with pancetta and pomegranate mustard, prepared on a three-burner stove by a gourmet chef flown in from Anchorage, was set...
  • Pervez Musharraf in International Herald Tribune
    At one point Musharraf said Karzai is behaving "like an ostrich," refusing to acknowledge the truth and trying to shore up his political standing at home.
  • Tom Lantos in Voice of America
    In a statement issued after news first arrived of Secretary Rice's 30 minute meeting with Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moallem, Lantos called it, in his words, "a marked improvement in the administration's ostrich policy approach."

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