Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Plesiosauria; plesiosauroid; sauropterygian.
  • noun A member of the Plesiosauria; a plesiosaur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paleon.) A plesiosaur.

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  • noun A plesiosaur.

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Examples

  • "A plesiosaurian!" exclaimed Omega, leveling his glasses at the beast.

    Omega, the Man

  • I seldom say a harsh word to any one, but I was not master of myself then, and I spoke right out and called him an anisodactylous plesiosaurian conchyliaceous Ornithorhyneus, and rotten to the heart with holophotal subterranean extemporaneousness.

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • He read it: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects."

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • One day there came a note from the editor requiring me to write ten pages on this revolting text: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects."

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • I seldom say a harsh word to any one, but I was not master of myself then, and I spoke right out and called him an anisodactylous plesiosaurian conchyliaceous Ornithorhyncus, and rotten to the heart with holoaophotal subterranean extemporaneousness.

    Mark Twain's Speeches

  • One day there came a note from the editor requiring me to write ten pages -- on this revolting text: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects."

    Mark Twain's Speeches

  • Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects. "

    Mark Twain's Speeches

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