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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 slang Someone whose views are outdated or old-fashioned.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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The word fossil comes from the Latin word fossilis, which means, dug up.
Researchers performed CT scans on the unidentified fossil and compared them to old excavation drawings to trace the fossils origin.
When Australian researchers not connected to Brown's team compared Flo's skull with skulls of several modern people and of two fossil individuals with microcephaly, they came to the same conclusion (SN: 7/15/06, p.
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After studying this fossil, Norell and Xu concluded that the ostrich-size dinosaur had been cloaked in downy feathers from head to tail.
Rashad Kaldany, director of the World Bank's oil, gas and mining division, says its fossil fuel projects meet stringent environmental and social standards.
A large and growing number of investigations demonstrate that the costs of burning fossil fuels are enormous and are imposed not in the future but right now.
When paleontologists split the rock to reveal the fossil, the face opposite the bone retained a counterimpression--including the leg feathers.
These relics derive from an era that corresponds to a 9-million-year gap in the vertebrate fossil record.
One day in the summer of 1993, fossil hunter Michael Novacek was four-wheeling through the lunar landscape of Mongolia's Gobi Desert with his team of paleontologists (scientists who study plant and animal fossils).