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From French fossile, from Latin fossilis (“something which has been dug up”), from fodio (“I dig up”).
From Latin fossilis dug up from fossus past participle of fodere to dig
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Fossil fuels are, without a doubt, scarce.
In the first two volumes fossil birds, occasionally based upon a fragmentary bone only, are also included.
Fossil remains of members of this family have also been found in Europe in strata of the Oligocene period.
Many other fossil resins more or less allied to amber have been described.
The fossil egg of a struthious bird, Struthiolithus, has been found near Cherson, south Russia, and in north China.
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