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dinosaur

Definitions

  • SKULL OF THE GREAT CARNIVOROUS DINOSAUR TYRANNOSAURUS IN THE AMERICAN MUSEUM
    SKULL OF THE GREAT CARNIVOROUS DINOSAUR TYRANNOSAURUS IN THE AMERICAN MUSEUM
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dinosaur any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Skulls of Iguanodont and Trachodont Dinosaurs Skulls of Iguanodont and Trachodont Dinosaurs
Teeth of the duck-billed dinosaur Trachodon Teeth of the duck-billed dinosaur Trachodon
Restoration of the Duck-billed Dinosaur Trachodon Restoration of the Duck-billed Dinosaur Trachodon
The Dinosaur Mummy. Detail of skin of under side of body The Dinosaur Mummy. Detail of skin of under side of body
Skulls of Horned Dinosaurs Skulls of Horned Dinosaurs
Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs
Dinosaur Dinosaur
An elephant dreams of mammoths, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures An elephant dreams of mammoths, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs
    • n Dinosaur (Paleon) One of the Dinosauria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas
    • n dinosaur One of the Dinosauria. Also spelled deinosaur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.
    • n Dinosaur dī′no-sawr a gigantic extinct reptile, which attained a length of eighty feet.
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Idioms

Dinosaur - A dinosaur is a person who is thought to be too old for their position.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. terrible + lizard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. deinos, terrible, and sauros, lizard.

Usage

In literature:

Akin to Ancient Dinosaurs, Say Scientists.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Steffeck had studied under Schadow, another of the prehistoric Dinosaurs of Germany, and boasted of it.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
You take a dinosaur, for instance, who was sixty or seventy feet long.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Giant reptiles resembling dinosaurs and tiny mammals roamed through it.
"Student Body" by Floyd L. Wallace
Not even as much record of us as the dinosaurs!
"At the Post" by Horace Leonard Gold
They were toothed birds having structural affinities with the Dinosaurs and Pterodactyles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The dinosaur stared at them.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
Jurassic age in western North America, the best-known example of a Sauropodous Dinosaur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Why, there have been fossil bones of a dinosaur found right in the Connecticut Valley!
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
You've more brain than a dinosaur.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
She was admiring the huge skeleton of a dinosaur when Jerry returned, followed by an elderly man who wore spectacles.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
The pelvis in Ornithosaur and Dinosaur 204 80.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
There was a vast variety of beings called the Dinosaurs.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
And slabs of coarse meat might have been flesh of the last dinosaurs!
"Comet's Burial" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
What do we find among Dinosaurs?
"Animals of the Past" by Frederic A. Lucas
Although some of these Dinosaurs were no larger than chickens, others were by far the largest creatures that ever were, on sea or land.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
Of all the animals, the dinosaur interested them the most, for its great size and queer snout.
"The Little Washingtons' Travels" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
THE DINOSAUR COLORING BOOK, Anthony Rao.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
The case amounts almost to a demonstration if we compare with Dinosaurs their contemporaries, the Mesozoic birds.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould
Many of these monsters were larger than the prehistoric dinosaurs which once roamed the earth.
"Spacewrecked on Venus" by Neil R. Jones
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In poetry:

Said the Petrochemical skeleton
Roar Bombers roar!
Said the Psychedelic skeleton
Smoke a dinosaur
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
fence on the Boston Common. Behind their cage,
yellow dinosaur steamshovels were grunting
as they cropped up tons of mush and grass
to gouge their underworld garage.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell

In news:

Pterosaurs, the winged reptiles that ruled the skies during the era of the dinosaurs, may not have been the pea-brains that scientists thought.
"The dinosaurs haven't been seen but they left their eggs," joked Vera LaRoe, who took this picture in Raymondville.
Most kids are fascinated by dinosaurs.
But the little girl in this video takes that interest to a deeper, more sophisticated level and offers up her opinion on what it must have actually felt like to be a dinosaur.
And what does a dinosaur feel like.
Unearthed in Mexico, a newly discovered species of dinosaur was found to have had horns bigger than any member of its group, including the legendary Triceratops.
This artist's rendering of Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna, a horned dinosaur unearthed in Mexico, shows its gigantic horns.
Dinosaur boom linked to rise of Rocky Mountains .
Duck-billed and horned dinosaurs reached their peak some 75 million years ago in North America, with researchers suggesting the surge in dinosaur diversity may be related to the uplift of the Rockies.
The new finds helped illustrate how dinosaurs evolved on an island with changing geography.
We visited not only Disney World, but also Universal Studios, Dinosaur World and every theme park attraction known to man.
Rolodex, standard hours listed as office dinosaurs.
Flintstones fans surely recall the familiar shape of sauropods, the long-necked, long-tailed behemoths of the Age of Dinosaurs.
Nearly complete skeleton is of long-tailed creature that lived in early days of dinosaurs.
Paleontologists may have solved the mystery of how spinosaurs and tyrannosaurs — two dinosaur groups that included many large, fierce predators — could have lived in the same regions at the same time.
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In science:

Middle Jurassic dinosaur trackway site from Oxfordshire, UK.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
A new name for the dinosaur Haplocanthus Hatcher.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Dinosaur Symposium, Tokyo National Science Museum Monograph 15.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Brachiosaurus altithorax, the largest known dinosaur.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Structure and relationships of opisthocoelian dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The Dinosaurs: A Short History of a Great Group of Reptiles.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolutionary history of sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The phylogenetic relationships of sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
The evolution of vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropoda), the first dinosaur genus with a 'Gondwanan' distribution.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Padian (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Dinosaurs, Geological Society of America Special Paper 238.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Hatcher, J. B. 1903b. A new name for the dinosaur Haplocanthus Hatcher.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
IV: sauropod dinosaurs (2): Omeisaurus tianfuensis.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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