fossilized fossilized  /ˈfɑ sə ˌlaɪzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

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Usage(s):

  1. Precisely dating the dinosaurs' demise is tough because most bones disintegrate before they can be fossilized.
  2. Today they have the look of fossilized reactionaries, but these turn-of-the-century titans were men who lived in booming, anarchic times and thrived on them.
  3. Now, she owns her own store, The Treasure Mansion, which stocks the fossilized remains of ancient fish, trees, plants and insects but no dinosaurs, which are officially illegal.

News

  1. State fossil: Thomas Jefferson played role in discovery of bones

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Deep in a limestone cave under the Second Creek Valley of Monroe County, a work crew digging and processing saltpeter for use as a gunpowder component came across an assortment of large fossilized bones. Being a pragmatic bunch, the...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  2. Ancient marsupials reveal Australia's tropical past

    The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Ancient Kangaroo Teeth Reveal Australia’s Tropical Past

    The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought, according to a new study.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Tony Blair, wrote the liberal thinker Hugo Young, "wants to create a world none of us have known," a world which "ideology has surrendered entirely to 'values' [and where] there are no sacred cows : no fossilized limits to the ground over...
    on Mar 3, 2005 By: Tony Blair Source: Antiwar.com

  2. "The existence of these fossilized remains in no way impacts on the ability of us to construct or operate a desalination plant on the site," Holding said. "These fossilized remains exist in the first 10 meters [33 feet] of the beachfront :...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Tim Holding Source: National Geographic

  3. "What we have is a picture of an entire set of genes performing related functions becoming fossilized. To see this, the change has to be relatively recent. Sometime in the last 5 to 10 million years the pressure (on these genes) started to...
    on Sep 20, 2004 By: Sean B. Carroll Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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