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petrify

(pĕt′rĭ-fī)
To convert into stone; make rigid.
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She is absolutely petrified." The Home Office sent a letter to Mrs Hirst, dated May 10, which said her application had been rejected.
This event was so horrific and out the blue we feel literally petrified he may be released and could do something similar to us.
The woman said she was so petrified at the moment one of the men came down, she found herself screaming.
Trace amounts of iron, manganese and other minerals present in the silica have given petrified wood the variety of colors we see today.
According to the report, the Ministry of Environment denied all news regarding selling the land, stressing that the Petrified Forest is a protected area in accordance with article 102 of the 1983 Law on Environment, and its land is a common property that cannot be sold or possessed.
I went there worried about my fitness and left petrified about sleeping in the snow, frostbite, moose, wolves and bears (black, brown and polar!) If I didn't realise already this is a lonely race with a maximum 30 entrants, I am likely to be on my own for most of the race sleeping in the snow, making water from snow and trying to stay warm in temperatures colder than -50C.
Cornelia Funke's storytelling has produced a remarkable gothic saga, evoking graphically detailed word pictures, notably, that of the Goyl underground city in The Petrified Flesh.
The formation is described as being composed of petrified wood, with iron washers, rivets, and brackets that held the ark walls together, and anchor stones that served to stabilize the ark.
A chunk of petrified brain tissue discovered in a tidal pool in southern England is the first reported from a dinosaur, researchers claim.
In attempting to reduce theft, Petrified Forest National Park officials posted a sign that read "Your heritage is being vandalized every day by theft losses of petrified wood of 14 tons a year, mostly a small piece at a time." The wording backfired.