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Giant Kraken Lair Found In Nevada
2011-10-10 11:17:59

Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin said on Monday a dig-site at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada contains evidence of a new sea creature that preyed on 45-foot-long ichthyosaurs. McMenamin reported his findings at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of American in Minneapolis. He said that there is a site in Nevada that holds the remains of nine ichthyosaurs of what could be the ancient den of a giant Kraken. He said when he arrived at the state park...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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