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"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
- Frank Herbert

'Thopter  
  Describes any plane capable of wing-beat flight in the manner of birds.  

See the detailed entry for "ornithopter."

Technovelgy from Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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