[ US /ˈmæstəˌdɔn/ ]
[ UK /mˈæstədˌɒn/ ]
  1. extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times; differ from mammoths in the form of the molar teeth
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How To Use mastodon In A Sentence

  • Saber-toothed cats, mastodons, giant sloths, woolly rhinos, and many other big, shaggy mammals are widely thought to have died out around the end of the last ice age, some 10,500 years ago.
  • All the fascinating stories about the bones of dinosaurs, chalicotheres, dinotheres, mastodons, giant giraffes, and mammoths are gathered in my book.
  • The driver examined the damage caused to the car, while Hubert and his Phaedran friends chatted with us by a hedge delimiting a field of mastodon grazing on tall luxuriant grass.
  • Yet a number of the large animal species found at La Brea are no longer found in North America: native horses, camels, mammoths and mastodons, longhorned bison, and sabre-toothed cats.
  • In 1899 the Witmark brothers published The First Minstrel Encyclopaedia and The First Minstrel Catalogue, which “covered every want of the amateur quite as well as the mastodonic Sears, Roebuck catalogue covers the needs of its vast patronage.” A Renegade History of the United States
  • Suddenly, and with appalling quickness the mastodonic brute reared itself on its mighty hind legs and elongated its neck and body in an effort to reach this vociferous pigmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its horrible realm. The Conquering Sword Of Conan
  • Soon after the melt unusual looking Ice Age mega-mammals like woolly mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed lions, and bison roamed the prairies. Dr. Reese Halter: Protecting Our Wild Prairies
  • - or, like the mastodon 's huge tusks: a heavy, useless and ultimately self-destructive burden? THE DICE MAN
  • Musically, it is the most impressive of this extraordinary mastodonic survival of the "pianistic" past. Chopin : the Man and His Music
  • It appears that he slew also a notable dun cow, of a kind of mastodon breed, which prevailed in those early days, which was making great havoc in the neighborhood. Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1
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