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fossil

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a person with old-fashioned ideas
  • some old fossil who thinks that a boy and a girl shouldn't be together unsupervised until they are engaged

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The first known use of fossil was in 1665

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“Fossil.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fossil. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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