[fos-ik] /ˈfɒs ɪk/ Australian
verb (used without object)
Mining. to undermine another’s digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc.
to search for any object by which to make gain:
to fossick for clients.
verb (used with object)
to hunt; seek; ferret out.
verb (Austral & NZ)
(intransitive) to search for gold or precious stones in abandoned workings, rivers, etc
to rummage or search for (something)
[fos-uh l] /ˈfɒs əl/ noun 1. any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, etc. 2. a markedly outdated or old-fashioned person or thing. 3. a linguistic form that is archaic except in certain restricted contexts, as nonce in for the nonce, or that follows […]
- Fossil energy
noun 1. heat energy released by burning fossil fuel
noun, Energy. 1. any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. noun 1. any naturally occurring carbon or hydrocarbon fuel, such as coal, petroleum, peat, and natural gas, formed by the decomposition of prehistoric organisms fossil fuel A hydrocarbon deposit, such as petroleum, coal, or natural […]
[fos-uh-lif-er-uh s] /ˌfɒs əˈlɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. bearing or containing , as rocks or strata. /ˌfɒsɪˈlɪfərəs/ adjective 1. (of sedimentary rocks) containing fossils adj. by 1830, from fossil + -ferous “producing, containing,” from ferre “to bear” (see infer).