Extended Mercury Autocode.
I am more wretched than the beggars we saw on the road to ema.
But no authority is quoted to prove that ema signifies, or ever signified, crane.
This fine bird was probably a nandu or ema, sometimes called the ostrich of America.
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.