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Martini (was RE: Integumentary blues)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Dunn) wrote:
---Adam Yates <A.Yates@zoo.latrobe.edu.au> wrote:
>>Larry Dun wrote:
>>> How, then, can one simply and pithily describe the integumentary
>>> structures observed on the two specimens of tiny Yixian dinosaur
>>> _Sinosauropteryx prima_?
> > Integumentary filaments? Hopefully this term will not imply any
> > hypothesis of homology.
> Integumentary filaments? Whoa! Good gravy, that's "simple and
> pithy?" What I mean is something that won't make a puppy cock its
> head in that funny way when you say it.
I call it "martini".
Etym.: (Latinized English). "Larry Martin's".
n. 1. Any fossilized fibrous structures eminating from the body outlines
of skeletons of non-avian theropod dinosaurs that are preserved in slabs
of rock. 2. An alcohol-containing drink.
Used in a sentence: "After the Dream-Team analysed the martini of the
_Sinosauropteryx prima_ specimen, they all went down to a local Bejing
pub and ordered a round of martinis."