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 Pet’rel.Petrobrus’sians or Petrobrus’ians. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pet’rified (3 syl.).
 
The petrified city. Ishmonie, in Upper Egypt, is so called from the number of petrified bodies of men, women, and children to be seen there. (Latin, petra-fio, to become rock.)   1
 


 Pet’rel.Petrobrus’sians or Petrobrus’ians. 

 
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