a combining form used in the names of extinct reptiles, especially archosaurs, usually Anglicized forms of Latin taxonomic names: dinosaur; pterosaur.
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How to use -saur in a sentence
Most had been killed during the recent fighting against Russian backed forces in Ilovaisk and Saur Mogila, the commander said.Putin and Poroshenko Agree to… Think About a Ukraine Ceasefire | Anna Nemtsova | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Saur (April) Revolution would precipitate an Afghan conflict that continues to this day.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’ | Bruce Riedel | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the arrangement of the cinereous lines, it presents a general resemblance to B. fuscus saur.
He then rejoined a group of young men who were following a clue that took them to the Jabal Saur.The Life of Mohammad | Etienne Dinet
Holding it up between his eyes and the sun he noticed this water-mark and stamp—'C. Saur, Philadelphia, 1787.'The Reign of the Manuscript | Perry Wayland Sinks
British Dictionary definitions for -saur
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