fossil

\ \ [17] Etymologically, a fossil is something ‘dug’ out of the ground. It comes via French fossile from Latin fossilisdug up’, a derivative of the verb foderedig’. The English adjective originally meant virtually the same as Latin fossilis (‘Seven unmixt fossil Metals are forecited’, Robert Vilvain, Epitome of Essais 1654), and this sense survives in the present-day expression fossil fuel, but the word’s main modern connotation ‘excavated relic of a former life-form’ had begun to emerge by the mid 17th century.

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  • Fossil, OR — U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 469 Housing Units (2000): 245 Land area (2000): 0.763277 sq. miles (1.976878 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.763277 sq. miles (1.976878 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • fossil — [fäs′əl] n. [Fr fossile < L fossilis, dug out, dug up < fossus, pp. of fodere, to dig up < IE * bhedh , to dig in the earth > Welsh bedd, grave, OE bedd, BED] 1. Obs. any rock or mineral dug out of the earth 2. any hardened remains or …   English World dictionary

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