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fossil

1. n. an old-fashioned person. Some old fossil called the police about the noise.
2. n. a parent. My fossils would never agree to anything like that.
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We told him not to be afraid, but to speak the plain truth: Was it the fossil of a pre-Adamite whale, or was it an early Roman coffin?
It was now their turn to impose some limit on that selenographic science, which had reconstructed the lunar world as Cuvier did the skeleton of a fossil, and say, "The moon
The Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle includes an account of the Fossil Mammalia, by Professor Owen; of the Living Mammalia, by Mr.
It was no more fossil than I am; but they call it fossil when it is dug up.
Hunting for fossils and bones is one of the National Trust's '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'.
Need to know | Paleontology is the branch of biology that studies the forms of life that existed in former geologic periods, primarily by studying fossils.
A 3D printer has been used to recreate dinosaur fossils through computed tomography (CT) scans.
The shape and size of the fossils showed that they came from little cousins of humankind, the team concluded.
It was hot and dry when I spent the Fourth of July digging for fossils on the 5E Ranch north of Billings, Mont.
The published proceedings of some of those meetings, notably the seminal volume Trace Fossils (Crimes and Harper 1970), have played no small role in advancing the discipline.
From 1987 to 1996, the Costa Mesa resident recovered fossils at the landfill, including the jawbone of a new species now named after him.
How might the information you gather from trace fossils, such as footprints, differ from the information you gather from replacement fossils, which form when minerals replace an organism's bones?
Fossil discoveries have changed our ideas of Earth's history and the nature of humanity itself: yet modern man wasn't the only one who appreciated fossils: early man collected them too.
Several additional areas have been documented as fossiliferous although localities were not designated and fossils were not collected.
Paleontologists recently unearthed fossils of such a creature, which met their expectations for a proposed missing link between fish and the earliest land vertebrates.