Definitions

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  • proper n. a taxonomic genus, within family Dromaeosauridae - the velociraptor dinosaur

Etymologies

Latin velox, swift + raptor, thief (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm guessing my best bet here is to tackle the Velociraptor from the side and try to pin its legs down with my body and maybe clamp its jaw shut with my hands and hope it has trouble forcing its mouth open, like an alligator does.

    Is this the premise of Saw VI?

  • Since they formed in 2004, Kasabian have fired out three double-platinum albums in a row with a fourth, this year's magnificently-titled Velociraptor!

    Evening Standard - Home

  • David Price also known as Velociraptor Jesus, Price throws a hard fastball that moves and a slider that sits in the upper 80s.

    Baseball Analysts

  • Evidence of feeding by theropod dinosaurs, such as Velociraptor or Tyrannosaurus rex, are scarce in the fossil record and the fighting dinosaurs is the most dramatic example known potentially illustrating such behaviour.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Dromaeosaurids such as Velociraptor and Deinonychus have proportionately as large olfactory bulbs as tyrannosaurids, but these are not interpreted as obligate scavengers.

    Planet Atheism

  • "It had plenty of reasons to do so: nearby tracks show it shared its home with fleet-footed, meat-eating dromeosaurs, such as Velociraptor"

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Velociraptor because they were pack hunters and probably the Pteradactyle? for wing shooting.

    This one is for all the archaeologists and History Channel fans out there.

  • It's generally believed that a small species of dromaeosaurid (Velociraptor was one) called Troodon had the largest brain-to-body size ratio of all dinos, and probably had cat-like intelligence.

    Dinosaur Built (and Named) Like a Tank

  • When we did this for Archaeopteryx we found this pulled it away from dinosaurs such as Velociraptor and nestled it back with the birds, said Dr Lee.

    Archaeopteryx regains its perch on the bird family tree

  • If it was that easy, I'd have a friggin 'army of casowary/human Velociraptor Soldiers cookin' in my basement right now.

    "...to watch you shake and shout it out..."

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