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  • v. Present participle of fossilise.


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  • These areas, as we have seen, are always shifting their position, so that the fossilising process, by means of which the commemoration of the particular state of the organic world, at any given time, is effected, may be said to move about, visiting and revisiting different tracts in succession.

    II. Uniformity Of Change

  • This might only imply a personal dissatisfaction with the borough's representative, who of late had been very visibly fossilising; it would be difficult to explain a marked reaction in Hollingford against the tendencies of the country at large.

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  • Cutlery slowly fossilising, turning the colour of anchovies.

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  • a little world of her own, instead of fossilising in dull dignity, she proved herself receptive of many influences with which the time was fraught.

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