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fo suh lahyz

  • v  convert to a fossil
    The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone
  • v  become mentally inflexible

  • If microbes could live and fossilize in so punishing a place, they might do the same in other hot spots, like now vanished springs on Mars.
  • A critic of high reputation, he has never allowed his views to fossilize; he can retreat with grace from an untenable position, or with great courtesy flay the hide off a .
  • But the museum doggedly proceeded to fossilize itself with quaint, dutiful and embarrassing exhibits.
News & Articles

  • The Flesh of Ancient Fish
    It is hard to tell from just bones or a fossilized rock what a creature once looked like with muscles. Flesh does not survive well over the eons. Swedish, Australian and French researchers have presented for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armored fish discovered in north-west Australia. This research will help scientists to better understand how neck ...
    June 13, 2013 - Environmental News Network

  • Robert Holleyman in CNET News
    Holleyman said the BSA has been working closely with Representative Pete Stark (D-Calif.) to ensure "we don't lock into place or fossilize a particular technology."
  • Marcia Ball in
    Chris is a very rootsy guy, and his music really communicates the essence of the blues,said Ball. "Our duty, at this point, is to add to the lexicon of the blues, and not fossilize it, and that's what Chris does."

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