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Usage examples for ossified

  1. All of a sudden too, my mouth had gone dry and I had a panicky notion that my brain had ossified – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. On the dressing- table is another mirror, an oval one, framed with pink roses, each of which has an electric light hidden in its heart; and the bedspread is of pink and silver brocade to match the hangings, with a large, hard roll like an ossified bolster, at the top. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  3. There is a similar case reported of Miss Stella Ewing, the ossified woman of Rome, New York, and one from Sydney, Australia, where Jacques Moritz was afflicted with the same terrible malady. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  4. He tried to rise, that he might approach and kiss the ossified corpse. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  5. If I see any ossified bones lying around, or even a footprint or leaf print in the stone, I'll know I've found a fossil. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  6. At least two examples of the great Dinosaur Thespesius have been found with the bones all in place, the thigh bones still in their sockets and the ossified tendons running along the backbone as they did in life. – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  7. " When that prize- winnin' gang of ossified idiots runs up agin' these fortifications they shore will be disgusted. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  8. But Scott wished to shape the great events of the country in accordance with his narrow, ossified brains, and with his peculiar patriotism; and he did the same in the conduct of the war. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  9. And at that thought, such a fierce, sudden suspicion tore through that old, half ossified heart, that he paused on the flags, and gasped for breath. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  10. And truth to nature is a great merit in a story, not only because of that thrill of pleasure hard to analyse, but largely made up of associations, memories, and suggestions that faithfulness of representation in picture or book gives to the natural man; but because of the fact that nature is almost infinitely rich, and the unassisted imagination of man but a poor and sterile thing, tending constantly towards some ossified convention. – By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke
  11. The critics - and in speaking of them one always modestly leaves one's self out of the count, for some reason- when they are not elders ossified in tradition, are apt to be young people, and young people are necessarily conservative in their tastes and theories. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  12. Especially will this be so if the lateral cartilages have become ossified – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  13. The vertebrae were not ossified for no trace of them has been found. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  14. They sometimes, however, become ossified – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  15. In the reptile the vertebrate skeleton now became completely ossified – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  16. And moreover give me your word of honor, that I'm better than my reputation, and no ossified theologian. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. Was it the beginning, the promise of that reconciliation with death which nature brings to life at last, or was it merely the effect, or defect, of ossified sensibilities, of toughened nerves? – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  18. On the strict Q. T., When do my Trilbys get so ossified – The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum by Wallace Irwin
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