a native or inhabitant of Earth; = Terran n. 1; also as adj.
In quot. 1931, referring to a planet named Terra.
Red is an irritant to all but Martians, and to them green probably means the same thing as does red to us Terranians.
I am sure that a Terranian lion or tiger would find us quite as edible as would an Earthly lion.]
The young grow rapidly at first and are ready to take care of themselves in about twenty Terranian years. They seldom leave home, however, before physical maturity is reached, 49.4 Terranian years.
The first operator spoke no Terranian languages at all. The second one could only speak French and German.
When one of the anemone-harnessers…tells a couple of captive ‘terraneans’, i.e., grown-ups, ‘You must be destroyed!’ I could sense a tremble of joy in children everywhere.
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