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  • n. Plural form of brontosaur.

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Examples

  • Realizing that "brontosaurs" never existed (they were a mistaken conglomeration of the parts from two other different types of dinos), all the folks I've known of who claim that dinosaurs perished in the flood also claim that sufficient representative dinos were taken on board the ark, but that they just couldn't thrive in the post-Flood world, and eventually became extinct (or practically so).

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • In the shrinking light, I imagine brontosaurs lumbering up the hillsides and an orange pterodactyl soaring above me.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Being from the "trust no one Agent Mulder" side of the finance clan, I figured I'd better do a little homework before accepting the notion that the solution to America's ills is to send the order to HRT to grab their Barretts and cull the weak from our herd of sixteen or so "Over $100B Asset" size banking brontosaurs.

    Solving "Too Big to Fail": The Pursuit of Clarity

  • Gunter and his unseen partners must have spent a hundred thousand pounds on the party, which climaxed with Simon standing on the bar to make a speech about showing the old brontosaurs of the major labels the doorway to extinction.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • Trackways found this year in South Korea show the marks of scores of tiny, milling brontosaurs, the size of calves.

    New Theories And Old Bones Reveal The Lifestyle Of The Dinosaur

  • In strata in Nova Scotia deposited just before and just after the extinction, he finds unnamed carnivores smaller than a pigeon and diminutive sauropods that resemble Lilliputian brontosaurs.

    New Theories And Old Bones Reveal The Lifestyle Of The Dinosaur

  • The so-called Big Three Detroit auto-makers are among the most publicly visible brontosaurs of mid-20th century cartelized state capitalism — massive, slow, stupid, and probably doomed to extinction.

    What’s good for General Motors is good for American state capitalism

  • I consider the both of them to be brontosaurs of state capitalism — massive, slow, stupid, and probably doomed to extinction.

    King Ludd’s throne

  • Had it not been so, the world would still be inhabited by brontosaurs and triceratops instead of humans and Labrador retrievers, and the sky would be full of pterodactyls instead of sparrows and hawks.

    he made his home in that fish's abdomen

  • Re “But why did extinct animals like triceratopses and brontosaurs have so strange names?”

    "One science question" - The Panda's Thumb

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