Reptiles, now extinct, that were the dominant life form on Earth for many millions of years. The name dinosaur comes from the Greek words for “monstrous lizard.” Dinosaurs became extinct suddenly, about sixty-five million years ago. Scientists now believe that their extinction was caused by the impact of a large asteroid on the Earth.
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How to use dinosaurs in a sentence
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Museums of natural history display the biggest meteorites, tallest dinosaurs, and millipedes with the most legs.
dinosaurs like Donald Sterling draw the ire of Americans, regardless of political affiliation or ideological tilt.
She can reorganize her own molecules, make computers with her brain, talk to dinosaurs.
The right people are on their side, the bigots are the dinosaurs.
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To the east where the walls of the volcano had crumbled down was a vast swamp, a favorite feeding ground for the dinosaurs.
"Earth-shakers" was Guru's name for the dinosaurs and "squatting place" was his word for city.
The screams of the dinosaurs were louder, as if the great beasts were excited by the conflagration in the city of the Ogrum.
The herd of dinosaurs crossed the city, turned and swept along the edge of the bay.