- Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
- Members of the only living species of the family Struthionidae. The ostrich is a very large, swift-running, flightless bird with a long, almost bare neck and long legs with two toes on each foot, inhabiting open, semi-arid areas of Africa and formerly the Middle East. The male is mostly black but has white plumes in the wings and tail, the females are mostly brown. Ostrich plumes adorned the helmets of medieval European knights, and in the 19th century plumes were sold for women's hats, but the demand fell after World War I. Ostrich eggs are the world's largest and are used in art, especially to create vessels. Ostriches are now raised for their meat and hide.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Tribute to the Late Professor Emeritus Jane M. Oppenheimer, Biology and History of Science
Bryn Mawr College
, 12/1/1996 - 1/31/2001
Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (44.45 x 33.655 cm)
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