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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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Jakob Poeltl had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors.
Ford has raised more than $3 million for the annual event since 2008 by creating collectors edition vehicles, with F-22 F-150 Raptor the premier offering at this years live gala July 28.
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Numerous supplemental perch designs have been installed on power poles in the northwest and throughout the US, but to our knowledge no studies reporting if or how raptors use such perches, or how supplemental perches might be improved, are currently available.
Jerry is passionate about raptors and this book is enriched with anecdotes from his work and travels in Canada, Mexico, Chile, Spain, etc.
John Lucas scored 17 and Aaron Gray had seven points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who handed the Clippers their fourth straight loss in Toronto.
By the time they finished, they were immersed in a violent world where some raptors dismember their prey and eat them alive.
Leptich (1994) found that a majority of raptors exhibit decreased abundance and diversity in highly developed irrigated agriculture.
Ten Raptors scored, compared with six from the Clippers.
The general said, "To add to what we learned on our successful first operational deployment to the Utah Test and Training Range to drop JDAMs [joint direct attack munitions], fly against double-digit SAMs [surface-to-air missiles] at Nellis and work [close air support] with F-16 FAC-As, we will conduct our first routine peacetime exercise deployment by taking 12 Raptors to Alaska in June for Northern Edge.
Actually, the prehistoric raptor amounted to a mini-version of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and pound for pound was one of the most efficient land predators the world has ever known.