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Raptorex
2010-02-04 12:41:19

Raptorex, meaning "robber king", is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (125 million years ago). It lived in what is now China. It was discovered in the Yixian Formation in northeastern China. The type species, R. kriegsteini, was described by Sereno in 2009. The specific name honors Roman Kriegstein, a survivor of the Holocaust, whose son donated the specimen to...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'