from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having thick knees—that is, having the tibiotarsal articulation swollen or thickened, as the young of many wading birds: specifically noting the birds of the family Œdicnemidæ. See cut under Œdicnemus.
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Among the other species of Bustards are the Little, or Field, and the thick-kneed, Stone-curlew, or Norfolk Plover.
These are chiefly found in Africa; but the varieties in the case include, in addition to the North African cream-coloured courser, and the double-collared courser, the thick-kneed European bustard.
Oedemera nobilis, otherwise known as the fat-legged beetle or the thick-legged flower beetle or the thick-kneed flower beetle.