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We told him not to be afraid, but to speak the plain truth: Was it the fossil of a pre-Adamite whale, or was it an early Roman coffin?
It was no more fossil than I am; but they call it fossil when it is dug up.
Just as we had finished talking about skeletons and were drifting into the subject of fossils, Harris and I heard a shout, and glanced up the steep hillside.
In your little room, sir," replied Conseil, "and in your museum, sir; and I should have already classed all your fossils, sir.
That's what comes of putting things off, and collecting fossils, and sticking Norman arches on one's pigsties.
I confess that I should have liked another year of life to finish my classification of the chalk fossils.
After satisfying myself that the drawers contained nothing but the fossils and their inscriptions, I turned to the cabinet in the left-hand corner next.
I knew that I was a good officer and sailor, and I didn't propose submitting to degradation and discharge because a lot of old, preglacial fossils had declared over two hundred years before that no man should cross thirty.
And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
And Chris adds: "Your first fossil find may be the start of a journey taking you to all sorts of exciting places.
Ahi Sema Issever, from the Department of Radiology at Charite Campus Mitte in Berlin, said the method of printing fossils is important because the "risk of harming the fossil is minimal".
They say that Brown's group erred by comparing their fossil finds mainly with European H.