Definition of Petrifactions

1. Noun. (plural of petrifaction) ¹



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Definition of Petrifactions

1. petrifaction [n] - See also: petrifaction

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petrifactions

petralogy
petraries
petrary
petre
petrean
petrel
petrels
petres
petrescence
petrescent
petrichloral
petrichor
petricolous
petrifact
petrifaction
petrifactions (current term)
petrifactive
petrific
petrificate
petrificated
petrification
petrifications
petrified
petrifier
petrifiers
petrifies
petrify
petrifying
petrissage
petrissages

Literary usage of Petrifactions

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1. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Georges Cuvier, Robert Jameson, Samuel Latham Mitchill (1818)
"On the Distribution of petrifactions in the different Classes of Roche. ... Fossil organic remains, or petrifactions, have not hitherto been discovered in ..."

2. Reflections for Every Day in the Year on the Works of God, and of His by Christoph Christian Sturm (1800)
"petrifactions. THE transmutation of several substances from the animal and vegatable ... The first thing to remark in petrifactions is their exterior form, ..."

3. Reflections on the Works of God in Nature and Providence: For Every Day in by Christoph Christian Sturm, Adam Clarke (1810)
"petrifactions are properly a species of medals, the explication of which casts a ... The first thing to be remarked in petrifactions is their external form ..."

4. An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the by Robert Bakewell, Benjamin Silliman (1839)
"On Vegetable petrifactions in the Transition, Secondary, and Tertiary Strata.—On the Progression from lower to higher Forms of Organic Structure. ..."

5. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1848)
"The officers who have brought us these shell petrifactions from the ... It is easy to produce examples of vegetable petrifactions formed in recent times. ..."

6. What to Observe: Or, The Traveller's Remembrancer by Julian R. Jackson (1841)
"petrifactions may be produced by three different processes ; 1st. by the ... The mineral substances of which petrifactions are generally composed are ..."

7. An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the by Robert Bakewell (1839)
"Fossil Elephant proved to have been an Inhabitant of cold climates.—On Vegetable petrifactions in the Transition, Secondary, and Tertiary Strata. ..."

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