from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fossilized excrement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fossil consisting of petrified dung.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of petrified dung; a fossil excrement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hard roudish stony mass, consisting of the petrified fecal matter of animals, chiefly of extinct reptiles or sauroid fishes.
- n. Any rounded concretionary mass or pebble containing largely calcium phosphate and representing the more or less altered debris of fossil bones, teeth, etc., used as a source of phosphoric acid in the manufacture of fertilizers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fossil excrement; petrified dung
The fossilized dino dung, called coprolite, made its way to
I just looked at the link to the Arizona Daily Star that Steve had in his last post that had this great picture of Dr. Paul Martin holding a Pleistocene Ground Sloth - "coprolite" is the proper term - and thought it deserved a post of its own.
Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal right, coprolite fossilized dinosaur feces.
It's also used as a suffix, as in monolith (big block of stone) or in the form "-lite" (as in coprolite, fossilized dung).
One said their own analysis of one of the coprolites was “difficult to reconcile with the DNA results identifying the coprolite as human.”
He explained to them that what they were holding was coprolite — fossilized dinosaur excrement.
It is either that the box is opened and the contents let loose on the world, like a cracker jack with the trots, or the box sucks in the world — a technoid machine — compacts all down like a Faraday compression of absolute skrunch no larger than a chicken bouillon cube if not an outright chip of a teeny weenie humanoid coprolite.
Kudos to the person who did the unicorn/fairy cake for not make the uni horn look like a piece of... coprolite.
You can dig up a coprolite, put sunglasses, an ugly gray wig, and clothes on it, give it a job, even paint it.
But you know coprolite I had to look it up is *not* worthless.