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rap ter

  • n  any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals

  • Movies have loved the big prehistoric galoots ever since Winsor McCay animated his Gertie nearly a century ago, and Jurassic Park earned Hollywood's raptor attention when it topped .
  • In Utah, paleontologists found bones of a real raptor, and it was the size of the movie's beast.
  • Fuzzy raptor is the missing link that clinches the relationship.
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  • Jay Triano in Montreal Gazette
    When the season ended last year,coach Jay Triano said, "he was one of the guys we said was a must as far as being a Toronto Raptor" in the future.
  • Billy Idol in Earthtimes (press release)
    Of the collection's other new track, "New Future Weapon," Idol says, "I was reading about the new stealth fighter plane the Raptor, and I was struck by the ambivalence of the pilot talking about the enemy. Musically, it's got a bit of the...
  • Paul Sereno in MercoPress
    This was a monster raptor that makes the Velociraptor look like kid's play,said Sereno, also a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. "At five meters long with a sickle-shaped claw, it was an amazing predator." "Normally you'd...

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