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petrify

(pĕt′rĭ-fī)
To convert into stone; make rigid.
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The state protects public, private, and cooperative property, and the first phase of the process of developing the Petrified Forest Protected Area cost about EGP 12m, and was opened on Saturday to visitors.
Studies showed that petrified forest become of an area where a volcanic eruption has blanketed the vegetation.
Some of the stalagmites were considered to be petrified humans or animals.
The Painted Dessert Visitors Center in the north to the Rainbow Visitors Center in the very southern tip of the park is connected by single roadway; that is, it is the spine of the Petrified Forest National Park.
Had the trunks not been hauled off by museums and souvenir hunters, the monument would have been a rare place where visitors could have wandered in a petrified landscape that was wholly unlike anything alive today," says Johnson.
In fact, petrified wood is Mississippi's official state stone.
I can't do fish and I am petrified of what might be underneath me in the sea" - Britain's double gold medallist Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington (pictured).
After returning from their three-week holiday last week, Mrs Randall told the Telegraph she had been left petrified during the flight when the pilot diverted to Ibiza.
But it turns out it could be a hunk of petrified whale vomit worth as much as $18,000.
Wads of gum we snip from hair, petrified graham crackers we find under cushions of the couch, remind us that our children have more than enough to eat.
Condors and other black-winged birds circled high above, surveying their property losses and looking for their nests that once rested safely in the now petrified trees.
If you walk along the narrow passages between Broadway and West Street in Lower Manhattan, a petrified slice of New York's past emerges: There are the few remaining low-slung Civil War-era buildings snuggled between the Art Deco-influenced skyscrapers erected in the years following the construction of the American Stock Exchange in 1921.