raptor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raptor any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Raptor răp"tẽr A ravisher; a plunderer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raptor A ravisher; a plunderer.
    • n raptor A genus of coleopterous insects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raptor a ravisher
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. raptor, from rapere, to ravish. See Rapid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Rap, to seize, influenced by L. rapĕre, to snatch.

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:

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Bald eagle plants herself in Palo Alto Female raptor named Sequoia joins the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
Ken Knowles of the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia told WUSA-TV on Sunday that his group had hoped to rehabilitate the bird, but its injuries were too extensive.
Banged -up Jazz pour in 3-pointers to rout Raptors.
Aldridge, Blazers beat up Raptors.
Raptors light up Billings with 17 hits.
Sep 28, 2012 (Talk of the Nation) — The Snake River area near Boise, Idaho has one of the world's highest concentrations of nesting raptors.
Biologists Mark Fuller, Julie Heath & Chris Parish join Ira Flatow for a look at raptor biology , and the threats the birds are facing.
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In science:

Given that the unfiltered spectral band is sub ject to a red atmospheric cutoff and weather variations during RAPTOR response, it is entirely possible that the outliers come from a systematic effect yet to be found.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Fig. 3.— Comparison of the RAPTOR optical light curve of GRB 050319 with measurements from other instruments.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Measurements by other experiments agree with the shape of the RAPTOR light curve.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
Further, the measurement at t = 1.27 hours by Yoshioka et al. (2005) is consistent with the extrapolated value predicted by the RAPTOR measurements.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
SPIE, “The RAPTOR experiment: a system for monitoring the optical sky in real time.”, 4845, 126 Vestrand, W. T., et al. 2004, Astronom.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
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