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a geologic period that began roughly 145 million years ago and ended roughly 70 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
  • Flintcomb-Ash being in the middle of the cretaceous tableland over which no railway had climbed as yet, it would be necessary to walk.
    5 — The Woman Pays (89% in)

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