Fossils Tell A Story

August 27th, 2011

Definition of Fossil

Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells.
A substance dug from the earth.

The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks; rock engravings were a significant part of indigenous culture. Many are recorded with ancient art forms.
Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living.

A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present.

The word “fossil” is a noun yet can be used in innumerable ways.

1. any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, etc.
2. a markedly outdated or old-fashioned person or thing.
3. a linguistic form that is archaic except in certain restricted contexts, as nonce in for the nonce, or that follows a rule or pattern that is no longer productive, as the sentence So be it. adjective
4. of the nature of a fossil: fossil insects.
5 belonging to a past epoch or discarded system; antiquated: a fossil approach to economics.

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