from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Ichthyosauria; ichthyopterygian. Also
- noun One of the Ichthyosauria or Ichthyopterygia; an ichthyosaur.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the Ichthyosauria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective paleontology Of or relating to the Ichthyosauria.
- noun paleontology Any of the Ichthyosauria.
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Starving people ask a Christian world for grub, and it gives them forty'leven different brands of saving grace -- each warranted the only genuine -- most of these elixirs of life ladled out by hired missionaries who serve God for the long green, and who are often so deplorably ignorant that they couldn't tell a religious thesis from an ichthyosaurian.
He's the Ward McAllister of Kay-See, the model of the chappies, and traces his haughty lineage back in an unbroken line to the primordial anthropoid swinging by his prehensile tail to a limb of the Ash tree Ygdrasyl and playfully scratching the back of the hungry behemoth with the jawbone of an erstwhile ichthyosaurian.
Shoals of small goggled-eyed fish are seen, that spring clear out of the water; and are preyed upon by terns and other birds; a few insects skim the surface; turtle and porpoises tumble along, all forming a very busy contrast to the lazy alligator, sunning his green and scaly back near the shore, with his ichthyosaurian snout raised high above the water.
Amphion's lyre, and "floundered into hornpipes"; as the gray, stupid rocks loved it, when they came rolling heavily to his feet to listen; in a great, coarse, clumsy, ichthyosaurian way, as the rivers loved sad
Gala-days Gail Hamilton 1864
a narrow strait on a dark night; but if it comes to actual measurement, the very biggest ichthyosaurian skeleton ever unearthed does not exceed twenty-five feet from snout to tail.
Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science Grant Allen 1873