from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where ostriches are kept and reared for the commercial value of their feathers.
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Fortunately, it is easy to drive them off with a stick or even an umbrella; and we were warned not to cross an ostrich-farm without some such defence.
"Yes, because we came out here with so many hundred pounds, Dicky, to try an experiment -- to make an ostrich-farm."
But progress with the ostrich-farm was at a standstill, and Dyke used to look at the great stilt-stalking birds with a sorrowful air, and wish they were all running wild.
a capital place to carry out the idea of the ostrich-farm.