Definitions

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  • n. A big-beaked prehistoric bird in the genus Gastornis which is larger than the ostrich. They supposedly died out 15- to 25-million years ago due to a vast climate change.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gigantic ratite fossil birds from the Wahsatch group of the Eocene of New Mexico, supposed to be the same as Gastornis (which see). The type-species is D. gigantea. Cope.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek διατρήμα (diatrēma, "canoe"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (The plumbing, on the other hand ...) (Reply to this) (Parent) diatryma

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  • We are comforted by the prospect of Gaius Baltar being eaten by a diatryma.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • We went to the Alpha workshop together and met _starlady_, davekirtley, ksumnersmith, diatryma, and tmseay, where I screwed up a perfectly good chance to do my one and only Wash impression.

    What A Difference A Year Makes

  • Keeping me company - Here's where I shout out to diatryma - whose name is Catherine, but who goes by Cassie ... and I kept introducing her as Cathy, Katie, Carrie, Candy, and God knows what else.

    Voice Post

  • I'm diatryma on Livejournal, too.1 While I really like hearing about sewing and dresses, it fills me with anxiety to contemplate what might have to be done to actually take part.

    I tag you all! - A Dress A Day

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  • (Reply to this) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand) (no subject) - desperance, 2010-05-06 07: 05 am UTC (Expand) (no subject) - mrissa, 2010-05-06 12: 43 pm UTC (Expand) diatryma

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  • (no subject) - naamah_darling on April 5th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC) Expand diatryma on April 4th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)

    April 4, 2010

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