any of several large, chiefly terrestrial and ground-running birds of the family Otididae, of the Old World and Australia, related to the cranes.
any terrestrial bird of the family Otididae, inhabiting open regions of the Old World: order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc). They have long strong legs, a heavy body, a long neck, and speckled plumage
button quail. 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. noun any small quail-like terrestrial bird of the genus Turnix, such as T. sylvatica (striped button quail), occurring in tropical […]
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.