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the word "Dinosaur" is slang for Heroin...

(not the syringe and not the "a band or belt that one would use to make their veins more visible")

Calling heroin the "dinosaur" came from an earlier slang used for Heroin "Tar". It's a common belief that dinosaurs became fosil fuel or "tar-like" over millions of years... The La Brea tar pits (in Los Angeles, CA) is an example.

The other slang contributing to the use of the "Dinosaur" meaning heroin is the saying "monkey on your back" referring to any addiction controlling you.

In the song Pool Shark by sublime Brad sings "tying on the Dinosaur tonight. ...use to be so cool."

Here he is referring to how his recreational heroin habit had grown into a full blown uncontrollable addiction. Describing his "monkey" as a "dinosaur" he had on his back can be interpreted many ways.
Brad was acknowledging the enormity of his problem, his increasing consumption, his inability to control it and also acknowledging the fact that all heroin addicts face extinction every time they get high... extinct ...like a dinosaur.
Tragically poetic!

The "tying on" or "tying off" is slang for the process of finding a vein to shoot up or more so ...the complete ritual of shooting up any drug to get high... but I digress.
I'm gonna shoot that "dinosaur" tonight.

Lyrics from "Pool Shark" by Sublime

"I like lying naked in my bedroom
Tying on that dinosaur tonight
It used to be so cool...
But, now I got that needle and I can shake
but I can't breathe.
You take it away but, I want more and more
One day I'm gonna lose the war."
-Brad Nowells (1968–1996)
by Skull Duggery July 19, 2011
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A species that no longer exists due to Chuck Norris sneezing.
When Chuck Norris sneezed, the dinosaurs died and the Ice Age started.
by Holden Kemper July 05, 2009
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To describe something that is good, or cool.
That was fucking dinosaur, like.

Sky's lawyers are fucking dinosaur!
by Andy_Gray January 27, 2011
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Extinct creature that used to terrorize the prehistoric land, and now terrorize the hearts of modern people.
The ride became more frightening with the appearance of the dinosaur.
by the mummy October 31, 2009
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A ancient reptile that chuck norris killed out.
Holy fucking shit it's a dinosaur! Jesus Christ! Whhat the FFFUUUCKKKKKK!!!!
by omgafuckingdinosaur August 06, 2008
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Obs. A turniqutte usually of rubber tightend around the bicep during the preparation of injecting a sirenge containing illicit drugs, i.e heroin.
I was such a waste, I had to have help tying on the dinosaur.
by Anonymous July 17, 2003
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I sincerely hope Phrigajiblenophip's definition was a joke.

See my definition of 'Dinosaur' and ByThorsBeard's definition of 'Scale of Dinosaurs'.
Alarmingly, a recent poll showed that 51% of Americans believe that dinosaurs and early man lived at the same time.
by Killing Kittens October 26, 2004
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