• Emu
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emu large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller
    • n emu any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Australian emu holds the land speed record for birds (31 mph).
    • n Emu (Zoöl) A large Australian bird, of two species (Dromaius Novæ-Hollandiæ and D. irroratus), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly.☞ The name is sometimes erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the rhea, or South American ostrich.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The emu's eyes are so similar to that of a human eye, that those studying to become eye doctors often practice surgery on them.
    • n emu A large Australian three-toed ratite bird of the genus Dromæus (which see), of which there are several species, as D. novæ-hollandiæ, D. ater, and D. irroratus.
    • n emu These birds resemble cassowaries, but belong to a different genus and subfamily, and are easily distinguished by having no casque or helmet on the head, which, with the neck, is more completely feathered. The plumage is sooty-brown or blackish, and very copious, like long curly hair, there being two plumes to the quills, so that each feather seems double. The wings are rudimentary, useless for flight, and concealed in the plumage. The emus are intermediate in size between the cassowaries and the ostriches. The species first named above is the one most commonly seen in confinement.
    • n emu A genus of cassowaries.
    • n emu The specific name of the galeated cassowary of Ceram, in the form emeu.
    • n emu The specific name of the east Australian Dromæus novæ-hollandiæ, in the form emu. Stephens.
    • n emu An Australian wood used for turners' work.
    • n emu A name erroneously applied to the rhea, or South American ostrich.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The kangaroo and the emu are shown supporting the shield on Australia's coat of arms.
    • n Emu ē′mū a genus of running birds or Ratitæ in the cassowary family, belonging to Australia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pg. ema, ostrich, F. émou, émeu, emu
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Port. ema, an ostrich.


In literature:

He asked her if her dress were nymphe emue or feuille morte.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
At 4.30 p.m. made one mile south where Fisherman shot and dressed an emu.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
The emu is not an indigenous bird.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
If, for example, an emu man has killed, let us say, an iguana man, it is the duty of the iguana men to avenge the death of their kinsman.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
It was towards evening when they reached an open plain, and here they met an Emu.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
The emu, seeing them, turned tail, and off it went at a rapid rate.
"Adventures in Australia" by W.H.G. Kingston
Though I didn't exactly recollect the way, after making various turnings, I found myself at the quay where the "Emu" lay.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
That it was an emu they guessed at once.
"The Gilpins and their Fortunes" by William H. G. Kingston
The creature was an emu; of the same family as the African ostrich, the rhea of America, and the cassowary of the Indian archipelago.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
The animals on which they subsisted chiefly, were the emu, kangaroo, wallaby, and the opossum: the latter living in trees.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
We will begin with the largest bird of Australia, the emu, and see what luck we can have with him.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Of the thirty species of grallatores the most remarkable is the emu.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The name 'emu' has an interesting history.
"Essays on early ornithology and kindred subjects" by James R. McClymont
There existed a superabundance of stones of the size of emu eggs which had first to be removed.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The emu will run from human beings, especially from blacks.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
There is the emu, like an ostrich, but with coarse wiry hair.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
The delight sailors take in riding is proverbial, and it was on horseback that the French crossed the Emu plains.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
They looked at the Emu, who went on dancing as if unobserved.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Emu and Zebra Wolves, 224.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
Leaving Phil in charge of the windlass, I accompanied Emu Bill to the shafts he now considered doomed.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Alexander MacDonald

In poetry:

A certain old maid at Port Victor
had many strange pets to afflict her,
her Kangaroos fought
with the emu's she caught
and when she protested, they kicked her
"A Protest And A Protest" by John Shaw Neilson
"To Mary I give my pet kangaroo,
"May it prove to turn out a great blessing, too;
"To Michael I leave the old cockatoo,
"And to Bridget I'll give the piebald emu.
"New England Cocky" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

EMU students take part in 'Hijab Day'.
No 24 NIU beats EMU , heads to MAC title game.
No 24 N Illinois rolls to 49-7 win against EMU .
Friday's state basketball roundup: EMU wins, dismisses forward James Still.
Still dismissed from EMU basketball team.
Tucson News NowStill dismissed from EMU basketball team.
Snyder announces 2 EMU board appointments.
Emu holds up rush-hour traffic in Brevard Co. Emu holds up traffic on A1A.
Emu disrupts traffic in Brevard County.
IShares MSCI EMU Index Fund Experiences Big Outflow.
Ohio 45, EMU 14: Ryan Boykin, Donte' Foster and Tyler Tettleton Postgame Presser.
Brumfield helps EMU to first win.
Dogs kill rabbit, emu on the lam.
Runaway emu 'Taco' strolls down busy highway.
Former Onondaga star Hart hired by EMU.

In science:

To avoid the overlap between foreground and background galaxies, we remove the LOFAR, EMU and WODAN galaxies at z < 1, i.e. we assume that via cross-matching between optical and radio bands, low z radio sources can be removed from our sample.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
EMU will provide moderate constraints for this probe in combination with DES; we emphasise that a limiting factor for the northern surveys (LOFAR and WODAN) in our analysis is actually the optical data.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Having calculated the constraints on each cosmological probe, it is now possible to determine how the LOFAR, EMU and WODAN surveys can improve measurements of cosmological parameters.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
LOFAR, EMU and WODAN; for the ISW signal we cross-correlate the radio source distributions with the CMB, while to obtain the magni fication correlations we use SDSS DR 7 and DES galaxy populations as foreground lenses for the northern and southern hemispheres, respectively.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Finally, in Fig. 16 we show the constraints on the parameters of dynamical dark energy and modi fied gravity that will be pos sible to obtain using the combination of EMU and WODAN, and we compare them to the current best measurements available (Zhao et al. 2010).
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
We see that there is substantial improvement, which we quantify in Table 2; this reports limits on the measurements of the four parameters for the different techniques using the single surveys and the EMU+WODAN combination.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
In this paper we have presented a forecast of the cosmological measurements that will be possible with data from the forthcoming LOFAR, EMU and WODAN radio surveys.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Forecast of constraints for dark energy (left) and modified g ravity (right) parameters, for the EMU survey.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
In addition to the techniques presented in this paper, LOFAR, EMU and WODAN data will enable several other cosmological analyses, which will be useful to test and improve our models.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Such an anomalously large void will also leave an imprint on ISW measurements (Granett et al. 2008), and that again can be examined using EMU data.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Examining Fig. 16 and Table 2, it is clear that the measurements that LOFAR, EMU and WODAN could provide are potentially decisive in ruling out a large part of the cosmological parameter space for dark energy and modi fied gravity models.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Forecast of constraints on dynamical dark energy (left) and modified gravity (right) parameters with the EMU+WODAN comb ination, for different combinations of probes (grey shaded areas), compared with current measurements (solid dashed lines).
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Such a tiny is extremely small: moment is far below the sensitivity of magnetometer (for instance, 10−8 emu for SQUID).
The spin Hall effect as a probe of nonlinear spin fluctuations
We see that the initial magnetic state of this sample (magnetic moment at saturation m ≃ 10−6 emu) decreased after the first irradiation.
Induced Magnetic Order by Ion Irradiation of Carbon-Based Structures
We note that the SQUID sensitivity without this option is not enough to measure accurately the effects produced by irradiation, specially when the magnetic signal is of the order of µemu for the saturation ferromagnetic moment.
Proton-induced magnetic order in carbon: SQUID measurements