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An Ancient Swimming Lizard: Engineers Study Plesiosaur Mobility
2014-01-16 06:49:01

Just add water to two engineers and a dinosaur curator and what do you get? At the University of Alberta, you get the answer to how a giant ancient sea creature swam.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.