Sections of a shark's backbone, for fossils or petrifactions of any kind.
These are petrifactions of sea animals, which have remained since the time of the flood.
The two girls were like petrifactions: they were in the attitude of stalactites.
The Arabs then; and the Chinese at the present day, use these petrifactions when powdered as a specific for diseases of the eye.
It is a region of rocks, petrifactions, and other pre-Adamite peculiarities.
They hardly uttered a whisper during two hours, but sat like petrifactions and drank in the immortal romance.
Within the latter, shells and petrifactions, of various descriptions, have been found embedded.
The streams abound in petrifactions of vegetation, which would show that the water cannot be very wholesome for drinking.
So perfect are these petrifactions that the annual rings can be easily counted and even the grain of the wood is plainly visible.
Who can prove with any certainty that these petrifactions are in truth the fossilised remains of extinct organisms?