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"...a few centuries of coherent humanist thought, set against a million odd years of evolved killer ape tendency. No-one's going to give you very good odds on humanism, are they?"
- Richard Morgan

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

See the detailed entry for "ornithopter."

From Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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