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Mesozoic


They made a noise like some territorial squawk from out of the Mesozoic.
Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  a geologic era that began roughly 250 million years ago and ended roughly 70 million years ago; dominant reptiles, and the appearance of birds, mammals, and flowering plants
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  • They made a noise like some territorial squawk from out of the Mesozoic.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I traveled to the coastal lowlands of Texas and watched men in moon suits bury drums of dangerous waste in subterranean salt beds many millions of years old, dried-out remnants of a Mesozoic ocean.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • and THE MESOZOIC WORLD.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He was in retirement now, too old to travel; but he had asked Thea to bring him some giant iguanas—or challenged her to—these huge furious lizards, mesozoic holdouts in the mountains south of Mexico City.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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  • And directly below is our Mesozoic jungle river-where, if you are lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a very rare carnivore.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Mesozoic [8] , Jurassic [6] , Cretaceous [7] , Cambrian [9]
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