Extended Mercury Autocode.
I am more wretched than the beggars we saw on the road to ema.
This fine bird was probably a nandu or ema, sometimes called the ostrich of America.
But no authority is quoted to prove that ema signifies, or ever signified, crane.
The range in size is a wide one—from the tiny humming-bird to the ema, rhea, or American ostrich.
Among the wading and running birds, of which the ema is the largest representative, there are many species of both descriptions.