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 Os’tracis’m.Ostrich Brains. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Os’trich.
 
When hunted the ostrich is said to run a certain distance and then thrust its head into a bush, thinking, because it cannot see, that it cannot be seen by the hunters. (See CROCODILE.)   1
 


 Os’tracis’m.Ostrich Brains. 

 
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