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 Locust Bird.Locus’ta. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(For food.)   1
        “The bushmen [says Captain Stockenston] consider locusts a great luxury, consuming great quantities fresh, and drying abundance for future emergencies.” “They are eaten [says Thomas Bayne] in like manner by the Arabs of the Desert, and by other nomadic tribes in the East.”
“Even the wasting locust-swarm,
Which mighty nations dread,
To me no terror brings, nor harm,
I make of them my bread.”
African Sketches (1820).

 Locust Bird.Locus’ta. 


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