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 Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows].Foster Brother or Sister. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fossils.
 
Things dug up, animal and vegetable remains-dug out of the earth. (Latin, fodio, to dig up.)   1
        “Many other bodies, which, because we discover them by digging into the bowels of the earth, are called by one common name—fossils, under which are comprehended metals and minerals.” [Not now.]—Locke.
 


 Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows].Foster Brother or Sister. 

 
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