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fossil

1. slang Someone whose views are outdated or old-fashioned. Please tell me you're not one of those fossils who expects women to get married as soon as they graduate college.
2. slang One's parent. In this usage, the word is usually plural. No, I won't be at the party—the fossils won't let me go out tonight.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The fossils he collected in Al Reem are now deposited in a collection of theGeneral Directorate of Natural Reserves, Private Engineering Office until they are transferred to theQatar Museumfor their study and use in public exhibitions.
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In the same layer of rock that held Ralph's bones, members of the dig team found many fossils of plants that resembled reeds, a type of plant that lives in wetlands and on the banks of streams today.
Bromley, R.G., 1996, Trace fossils: biology taphonomy and applications (2nd ed.): Chapman and Hall, London, 361 p.
The chances of finding fossils are good: "Liaoning is one of the most important fossil areas in the world," says Mark Norell, a paleontologist who studies fossils at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Hagerman is most famous for its "horse quarry" where more than 150 individual fossils of horses have been found.
An Archaeopteryx fossil found in 1877 had initially shown feathers on its legs.
Some paleontologists (fossil scientists) like Jack Homer, at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, even think that T.
These fossils and a reexamination of others found decades ago are providing insights into ancient vertebrates' transition from water to land.
* Education: You need a graduate degree in geology or biology with a thesis on fossils to become a paleontologist.
Some creatures, however, leave behind trace fossils, such as their burrows or their footprints (SN: 6/9/01, p.
Though only one in a organisms ends up a fossil, remains are scientists' best guide to Earth's past.