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Although shark skeletons are made of cartilage, the animals’ backbones can become hardened and strengthened by deposits of calcium salts, which can then be fossilized.

But many, and probably most, rules persist as fossilized remains of now-forgotten controversies.

Imagine a world in which every action is governed by fossilized customs.

Bentley explains that revolutionizing fossilized mentalities can be oddly likened to, in his words, boiling a bunny.

Among the debris were several pieces of sandstone marked by black, fossilized plant-remains.

Towards the end of the following summer, however, one of the tusks and an entire side of a fossilized animal were exposed.

Petrified moss or Indian arrow-heads, for specimens of lava or fossilized fern.

Mineralized water circulated through and gradually fossilized the buried trees, changing many to opal.

If a monologue is fossilized poetry, its true rendering should restore the original being to life.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fossilized, such as: hardened, petrified, hard, and rigid.

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