from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of gigantic extinct perissodactyls, typical of the family Brontotheriidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct mammals from the miocene strata of western North America. They were allied to the rhinoceros, but the skull bears a pair of powerful horn cores in front of the orbits, and the fore feet were four-toed. See
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This time, it was the turn of the massive rhinoceros-like titanotheres - most likely Brontotherium - spotted hauling Grond, the giant battering ram of Mordor, in the main battle scenes...
There were busy times in the camp of Professor Wright, who was searching for the fossil bones of a once living Brontotherium.
"But you want a _Brontotherium_," insisted one of the helpers, a professor in the making.
An illustration of a Brontotherium mount on display at the AMNH.
My horse went lame and then there was a lot of excitement when they found the Brontotherium. "
We shall yet find a Brontotherium -- or what is left of one -- you'll see! "
"But I shall yet find a Brontotherium here -- of that I am certain.
"A Brontotherium," explained Professor Wright, "is an extinct animal, something like the rhinoceros, but much larger -- more than the size of an elephant, I hope to prove.
"Then, when the Brontotherium was really found there was enough excitement so that I could sneak over to the hiding place, take out the right papers and stick in some dummies I had all ready.