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  • n. Plural form of ichthyosaur.

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Examples

  • Lizards known as ichthyosauri from the English lias formation.

    How to See the British Museum in Four Visits

  • To see those old doctrines all nakedly stated and boldly asserted without the least attempt to disguise them and soften them, is as astounding as if one of the old 'ichthyosauri' or 'mammoths' were to come stalking through the world.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • If I went below that, I should come upon the chalk, and there I should find something altogether different, the remains of ichthyosauri and pterodactyles, and ammonites, and so forth.

    Essays

  • Dead boughs were scattered about like ichthyosauri in a museum, and beyond them were perishing woodbine stems resembling old ropes.

    The Woodlanders

  • It's an ichthyosauri And to think I told Alec there were no dinosaurs in this time period.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • It might be called a hive with numberless ranges of cells, capriciously arranged, but a hive on a vast scale, and which, instead of bees, might have lodged all the ichthyosauri, megatheriums, and ptero-dactyles of the geological epoch.

    The Underground City

  • But the expression of similar or even identical thoughts in different language, in this age of the world must be tolerated, or else the race of authors soon become as extinct as that of behemoths and ichthyosauri; and, indeed, far from levying any imposts upon author-borrowing, rather ought we to vote bounties and pensions to encourage it.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • A day may come when clocks, which certainly at the present time are not diminishing in bulk, will be superseded owing to the universal use of watches, in which case they will become as extinct as ichthyosauri, while the watch, whose tendency has for some years been to decrease in size rather than the contrary, will remain the only existing type of an extinct race.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • An examination of the fossils on the lines I have indicated shows that out of one hundred and fifty mammiferous and oviparous quadrupeds, ninety are unknown to present naturalists, and that in the older layers such oviparous quadrupeds as the ichthyosauri and plesiosauri abound.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science

  • There is nothing, then, in known facts which can support the opinion that the new genera discovered among fossils -- the palæotheria, anoplotheria, megalonyces, mastodontes, pterodactyli, ichthyosauri, etc. -- could have been the sources of any animals now existing, which would differ only by the influence of time or climate.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science

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