any of several birds of the family Turnicidae, of warmer parts of the Old World, resembling but not related to the true quail.
Also called bustard quail, hemipode.
the blue-breasted quail, Coturnix chinensis.
any small quail-like terrestrial bird of the genus Turnix, such as T. sylvatica (striped button quail), occurring in tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World: family Turnicidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc) Also called hemipode
Informal. to burst. to go bankrupt. to collapse from the strain of making a supreme effort: She was determined to make straight A’s or bust. Cards. Draw Poker. to fail to make a flush or straight by one card. Blackjack. to draw cards exceeding the count of 21. Informal. to burst. to bankrupt; ruin financially. […]
a person who breaks up something: crime busters. something that is very big or unusual for its kind. a loud, uproarious reveler. a frolic; spree. (initial capital letter) (used as a familiar term of address to a man or boy who is an object to the speaker’s annoyance or anger): Look, Buster, you’re standing in […]
a medium-sized, starched collar with rounded edges, lying flat on the shoulders, worn by women and girls.
noun a round collar, similar to a lampshade in shape, that is fitted round the neck of an animal or bird, for example to prevent it removing or interfering with a dressing or other treatment