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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 slang Someone whose views are outdated or old-fashioned.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.

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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It is regrettable that the team's original analysis back in the late 1980s--completed before the full extent of the harm done by fossil fuels became known--was ignored.
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He notes that hind-limb feathers were apparent on only 1 of the 10 Archaeopteryx fossils that have been discovered.
The fossils revealed all the hallmarks expected of a missing link between fish and land vertebrates.
Before fossils are removed from a dig site, scientists process them for safe shipping, coating them in glue.
The digger who first found the bird-like fossil glued on a fossilized dino tail because "the long tail helps sell the fossil" claims Larry Martin, bird fossil expert at the University of Kansas.
At that point, the remains certainly wouldn't have made informative fossils.
Even the new feathered fossils don't convince them of the dino-bird link.
So they were able to guess that the hadrosaur fossil formed around that time, too.
The digital version corrects crushed sections of the actual fossil.
Construction worker Michael Guinther, an amateur fossil collector, has discovered a number of the fossils.
sapiens fossils were a trio of roughly 160,000-year-old skulls unearthed in 1997 at Ethiopia's Herto site (SN: 6/14/03, p.
From the type of fossils uncovered from a particular location, you can, for instance, tell what kind of environment existed there when the fossil was formed.