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raptor

any bird of prey The term usually denotes a diurnal bird of prey such as an eagle, hawk or falcon, but can also denote an owl.

raptor

a predator; an animal or bird adapted for capturing prey. Usually limited in its application to birds of prey.
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The Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic, 98-93 with major contributions from Jonas Valanciunas (20 points and 9 rebounds), DeMar Derozan (28 points) and Kyle Lowry (16 points and 4 assists).
The comprehensive nature of the book as well as the format should facilitate entry of new researchers to the field or help established professionals move into new areas in raptor research.
Many techniques are used to assess raptor populations such as the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and Christmas Bird Count (CBC) (Kirk and Hyslop, 1998); however, their effectiveness may be limited as raptors are secretive and widely distributed.
Joint and allied force commanders talk about the commanding presence of the F-22 and how the Raptor makes everyone in the battlespace better," said Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Executive Vice President and F-22 Program General Manager Larry Lawson, at the 2007 Paris Air Show.
If we go to war tomorrow, the Raptor will go with us," said Gen.
The F/A-22 Raptor program involves 1,000 nationwide suppliers and subcontractors in 42 states.
As part of Zhone's multi-service architecture, the Raptor family dramatically lowers carrier's fixed and operational costs of service delivery over the existing local loop infrastructure while adding incremental revenue with new service creation.
com said after the loss to the Heat, who forced the 15 turnovers from the Raptors, more than half of which coming in the crucial payoff period.
In one of the largest Raptor test phases to date, Air Force organizations are dedicating a large portion of the missions to validate air-to-ground capabilities of the aircraft.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - F/A-22 Raptor flight tests have been temporarily curtailed at Edwards Air Force Base while investigators seek the cause of a crash in Nevada.
The team is currently working on the two previous production contracts for 23 initial F-22 Raptors.
They'll need more of the same when they visit the Toronto Raptors with Chris Bosh out of commission.