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Synonyms for megalosaurus

gigantic carnivorous bipedal dinosaur of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous in Europe

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Where Dickens's narrator tends to frame his eccentric flights in language that marks them off from "reality" ("if would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus"; "which looked like a toy neighbourhood taken in blocks out of a box by a child"), Childe Roland tends to favor the plainly assertive over the expressly counterfactual, thus rendering entirely unclear the distinction between fact and fancy, within and without.
The impressive display featured 10 life-size dinosaurs, including a Megalosaurus - the largest predator in the UK - animatronics, touch screen games and a holographic video of TV presenter Chris Packham.
He knew perfectly well that strange animals had become extinct in the remote past: It is to Buckland that we owe the first full published account of a dinosaur, a megalosaurus.
Gharials (megalosaurus, hyoeosaurus [Hylaeosaurus], etc.) were gigantic 30 foot long monsters, similar to crocodiles, covered by an impenetrable armour, with a head of 5 or 6 feet in length, and a slit mouth longer yet, so that their jaws armed with powerful hooked teeth, were able to crush in an instant an animal the size of an ox ...
Part of a travelling exhibit, the Dinosaur Trail features a diverse range of animated dinosaurs that also include the Acrocanthosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Megalosaurus. Also featured are the Stegosaurus and the Deinonychus Slasher.
The exhibition features some spectacular models, including a six metre long Plateosaurus skeleton, a T.rex skull, a huge Triceratops skull, real fossils that are over 100 million years old, and a seven metre long replica of the UK's largest carnivorous dinosaur - Megalosaurus. The exhibition also features an area where you can be part of your own dinosaur movie!
Dickens' megalosaurus wandering up Holborn Hill is a hallucinatory flash of wit; Ruskin's dragon guarding the Golden Apples of the Hesperides a geological formation with an economic allegory inside it; Melville's squid provocatively rising into view, then sinking, then surfacing once more, a "vast pulpy mass" without "perceptible face or front ...
There really isn't anything like it in Europe." Batty said an anonymous wealthy sponsor had come forward to help the museum with its bid to have the triceratops join its current collection which includes a skeleton of a megalosaurus.
While I wasn't looking for it, the giant dinosaur Megalosaurus bucklandi jumped out at me with a 4+4=8-letter 'cracked word', one more familiar in the plural.
The clearly- preserved megalosaurus and cetiosaurus tracks, found at Ardley Quarry and landfill site in Oxfordshire, are up to 3ft long, 2ft wide and 20cm deep.
Among these naturalists were Oxford University's William Buckland, who gave the first name to a dinosaur (the Megalosaurus); the Rev.
Example 1: The name Dinosauria was coined by Owen for the taxa Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus, and traditionally the taxon designated by that name has included these and certain other non-volant reptiles.