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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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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.
COMPREHENSION: What is the difference between biofuels and fossil fuels?
From 1987 to 1996, the Costa Mesa resident recovered fossils at the landfill, including the jawbone of a new species now named after him.
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.
Retrieved several weeks later by Wang and museum senior preparer Howell Thomas during a hike that required fording rain-swollen Punchbowl Creek barefoot, the fossil - still embedded in a chunk of conglomerate rock - is now at the county museum.
DENVER -- UC4 Software, the global technology leader in enterprise job scheduling, today announced that it will provide enterprise-wide job scheduling, including process management for SAP applications, to Fossil, Inc.
These relics derive from an era that corresponds to a 9-million-year gap in the vertebrate fossil record.
Beneath the asphalt crust of today's San Fernando Valley lies newly discovered fossil evidence of a lost world where ground sloths and mammoths roamed 50,000 years ago alongside native camels.
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).