from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the feathers of the tail arranged in the shape of a tuft, brush, or bush: applied to the Ratitæ, as ostriches, cassowaries, etc., as distinguished from ordinary fan-tailed birds. See cut under cassowary.
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The books and rugs and curtains were stowed in boxes and bundles and hung by wires to the ridge log to keep them from the busy bush-tailed rats.
This unconcern, together with the musky smell of the bush-tailed red stranger, at last so aggravated the bull that he charged furiously again and again.
The cub is mine, and to my teeth he will come in the end, O bush-tailed thieves! '
The bush-tailed Travoltas were snapped strutting their stuff on the branches of woods deep in the ancient forests of Poland.
The cub is mine, and to my teeth he will come in the end, O bush-tailed thieves! "