from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A superfamily group, by Newton made an order, of extant ratite birds, containing the two families Casuariidæ and Dromædæ, or the cassowaries and emus. Called Casuarii by some authors.
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Rank in Parthia being hereditary and not simply official, the "megistanes" were no mere creatures of the monarch, but a class which stood upon its own indefeasible rights.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.