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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A giant extinct flightless carinate bird, supposed to be wholly or partly carnivorous in habits, found in the Miocene deposits of the Santa Cruz formation in Patagonia.

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  • Ah, for the days when birds were terrorizers. ;-)

    September 3, 2008

  • "It was nicknamed the 'Terror Bird' for obvious reasons: it was one of the largest carnivorous birds to have ever existed, and its rudimentary wings formed arm-like structures with claws shaped like a meathook for tackling prey, which was then killed with the massive beak." (Wikipedia)

    I thought reesetee might be interested.

    September 3, 2008