An object of religious veneration, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of a saint.
An outline or preliminary sketch, as of a novel
(Obs.) A way followed or path taken
A note on a book's title page or its reverse or at the end of the book, giving the publisher's or printer's name, time and place of publication, etc.
(Informal) A (specified kind of) individual or person
An extinct cephalopod mollusk of the order Ammonitida of the Permian to Cretaceous Periods, having a thick, usually coiled shell characterized by intricate suture patterns where the septa between individual chambers join the outer shell wall.
A fussy, critical person
The remains or imprint of an organism from a previous geologic time. A fossil can consist of the preserved tissues of an organism, as when encased in amber, ice, or pitch, or more commonly of the hardened relic of such tissues, as when organic matter is replaced by dissolved minerals. Hardened fossils are often found in layers of sedimentary rock and along the beds of rivers that flow through them.
A process of fossilization in which dissolved minerals replace organic matter.
An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.
A very small fossil of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras, prob. a tooth from an extinct, eel-like vertebrate
An open area bounded by, or at the intersection of, several streets, usually used as a park, plaza, etc.
(Informal) A stupid person; an idiot.
An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
A fossil footprint
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