Raptores

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Raptores term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Raptores răp*tō"rēz (Zoöl) An order of birds, same as Accipitres. Called also Raptatores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • raptores An order of Aves, the Accipitres of Linnæus, the Raptatores, Rapaces, or Aëtomorphæ of some authors; the raptorial or rapacious birds; the birds of prey. They have an epignathous cered beak, and talons generally fitted for grasping live prey. The bill is hooked and often also toothed. The toes are four, three in front and one behind, with large crooked claws; the outer toe is sometimes versatile. The plumage is aftershafted or not; the oil-gland is present and usually tufted. The carotids are two; the syrinx has not more than one pair of intrinsic muscles. Cæca are present (except in Cathartidæ). The maxillopalatines are united to an ossified septum; the angle of the mandible is not recurved. The Raptores are found in every part of the world. There are upward of 500 species, mostly belonging to the two families Falconidæ and Strigidæ. The Raptores are divided into 4 suborders or superfamilies:
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Raptores rap-tō′rēz an order of birds of prey distinguished by a hooked bill and sharp claws, and including the vultures, falcons, and owls—also Raptatō′res
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Raptor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. raptor, a plunderer—rapĕre, to seize.

Usage

In literature:

The merlins come only into the Punjab, but most of the other raptores spread over the whole of India.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
Undoubtedly passerine in structure, shrikes are as indubitably raptores by nature.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
If he were primal man of primal nature, the demigod raptor who seizes his mate?
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Remains of several cottontails eaten by raptors were found in the sage belt.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
Could he but reach that, he might defy his raptor.
"The White Squaw" by Mayne Reid
The curious diversity of character displayed by the various raptores when captured, deserves a word of notice.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
The shell is polished and exceedingly fragile, a rare thing in the eggs of a raptor.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
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In news:

Raptors ship out Will Solomon and add big man.
The Toronto Raptors have assigned forward Quincy Acy to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Acy has played 21 minutes over three games for the Raptors, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds.
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey takes eight healthy players into the game vs Brooklyn.
Clips roll past Raptors, extend win streak to six.
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The Snake River area near Boise, Idaho has one of the world's highest concentrations of nesting raptors.
Bleed -air issue led to Raptor crash.
Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo has good feeling about coming season.
DeRozan scores 20 as Raptors beat Magic 97-86.
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In science:

Our work provides for the BSC and AWGN channel what LT and Raptor codes provide for the BEC, but with a rather different approach.
De-randomizing Shannon: The Design and Analysis of a Capacity-Achieving Rateless Code
The GRB 050319 light curve measured by RAPTOR can be described as a relatively gradual flux decline (power-law index α = −0.37) with a transition, at about ∼ 400 s after the GRB, to a faster flux decay (α = −0.91).
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
The addition of other available measurements to the RAPTOR light curve suggests that another emission component emerged after ∼ 104 s.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
The discovery of the near infra-red transient from GRB 041219a (Blake & Bloom 2004; Blake et al. 2005) and its parallel detection in the optical band (Wren et al. 2004) expanded the list of known GRB properties. for Optical ReThe RAPTOR (Rapid Telescopes sponse; Vestrand et al.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
The final RAPTOR photometry of the early optical afterglow of GRB 050319 expressed on the R-band scale is given in Table 1.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
For the RAPTOR data the best fitting single power-law model has index α = −0.55± 0.02, however it yields an unacceptable χ2/d.o.f . = 9.20. A visual inspection of the RAPTOR measurements suggests a shallow flux decay at early times and significant steepening after ∼ 400 s.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
RAPTOR-S detected the OT with high S/N in the early 10-second frames (a, b), and followed its gradual decay down to the magnitude threshold of the 30-second frames (c, d) over the next 40–50 minutes.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Initial analysis of the RAPTORS images (Fig. 1) showed that the OT was detected at high S/N in early exposures and gradually faded below the magnitude limit.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Unfortunately, the observing conditions at the RAPTOR-S site during response were variable and clouds obscured the field of view between t = 1480 and 2440 s.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
RAPTOR-B and S are separated by about 37 km and have independent weather.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Fig. 2.— RAPTOR-S optical light curve of GRB 050319 (top) and photometric residuals with respect to the reference model (bottom).
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Our conclusion is that the RAPTOR data indicate a significant steepening in the flux decay of GRB 050319 within the first hour after the γ -ray trigger.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
All measurements were obtained with the RAPTOR-S instrument except the limit at t = 25 s recorded by RAPTOR-B.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
In this letter we present new evidence for late time explosive activity in high-redshift GRBs based on optical observations of GRB 060206 (z ≃ 4) collected by the RAPTOR experiment.
RAPTOR observations of delayed explosive activity in the high-redshift gamma-ray burst GRB 060206
About 1 s later the RAPTOR-S telescope received the BAT localization, which placed the ob ject below the altitude limit of the instrument (∼19◦).
RAPTOR observations of delayed explosive activity in the high-redshift gamma-ray burst GRB 060206
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