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 Os’trich.Ostrich Eggs in Churches. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ostrich Brains.
 
It was Heliogab’alus who had battues of ostriches for the sake of their brains. Smollett says “he had six hundred ostriches compounded in one mess.” (Peregrine Pickle.)   1
 


 Os’trich.Ostrich Eggs in Churches. 

 
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