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Cretaceous period   /krɪtˈeɪʃɪs pˈɪriəd/   Listen
Cretaceous period

noun
1.
From 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants.  Synonym: Cretaceous.






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"Cretaceous period" Quotes from Famous Books



... years, which was close to maximum for an exploring expedition. They had entered eleven systems, and made landings on eight planets. Three had been reasonably close to Terra-type. There had been Fafnir; conditions there would correspond to Terra during the Cretaceous Period, but any Cretaceous dinosaur would have been cute and cuddly to the things on Fafnir. Then there had been Imhotep; in twenty or thirty thousand years, it would be a fine planet, but at present ...
— Naudsonce • H. Beam Piper



Words linked to "Cretaceous period" :   period, Mesozoic era, Age of Reptiles, geological period, Mesozoic



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