any system of communication in which the natives of a jungle or bush region transmit news rapidly, as by runners, drum codes, or smoke signals.
any chain of communications by which criminals, originally bushrangers, are warned of police movements.
Slang. rumor; the grapevine.
a means of communication between primitive peoples over large areas, as by drum beats
a means of spreading rumour, gossip, etc
any of several North American titmice of the genus Psaltriparus, which construct long, pendent nests. Historical Examples The Bird Book Chester A. Reed A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
noun (Austral) any wild animal, insect, plant or plant extract, etc traditionally used as food by native Australians cooking based around ingredients taken from the Australian wilderness
to make one’s way through woods by cutting at undergrowth, branches, etc. to travel through woods. to pull a boat upstream from on board by grasping bushes, rocks, etc., on the shore. to fight as a bushwhacker or guerrilla in the bush. to fight as a bushwhacker; ambush. to defeat, especially by surprise or in […]
a person or thing that bushwhacks. (in the American Civil War) a guerrilla, especially a Confederate. any guerrilla or outlaw. Australian Slang. an unsophisticated person; hick. noun (US & Canadian, Austral) a person who travels around or lives in thinly populated woodlands (Austral, informal) an unsophisticated person; boor a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil […]