fossilism

fossilism

behavior typical of an earlier time; old-fashioned or stuffy attitudes.
See also: Attitudes
behavior typical of an earlier time; old-fashioned or stuffy attitudes; fogyism.
See also: Behavior
the study of fossils. — fossilist, n.
See also: Fossils
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"cold" in the "dreamless night" under a "petrific" roof--is the equivalent of all the "inertness and fossilism" Whitman found in his post-Civil War America (DV 26).
I would thoroughly understand Mechanics; Hydrostatics; Optics, and Astronomy; Botany; Metallurgy; Fossilism; Chemistry; Geology; Anatomy; Medicine; then the mind of man; then the minds of men, in all Travels, Voyages, and Histories.