Petrific
Petrific Pe*trif"ic, a. [Cf. F. p['e]trifique.] Petrifying; petrifactive. [1913 Webster]

Death with his mace petrific, cold and dry. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • petrific — pe·trif·ic …   English syllables

  • petrific — pə̇.ˈtrifik adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin petrificus, from Latin petra rock, stone + ficus fic : petrifactive …   Useful english dictionary

  • petrifica — PETRIFICÁ, petrífic, vb. I. refl. şi tranz. 1. A căpăta sau a face să capete aspect de piatră, de mineral, a deveni sau a face să devină piatră, mineral; a (se) acoperi cu o crustă de piatră, de mineral; spec. a deveni sau a face să devină fosilă …   Dicționar Român

  • Mace — Mace, n. [OF. mace, F. masse, from (assumed) L. matea, of which the dim. mateola a kind of mallet or beetle, is found.] 1. A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stonier — Stony Ston y, a. [Compar. {Stonier}; superl. {Stoniest}.] [AS. st[=a]nig. See {Stone}.] 1. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoniest — Stony Ston y, a. [Compar. {Stonier}; superl. {Stoniest}.] [AS. st[=a]nig. See {Stone}.] 1. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stony — Ston y, a. [Compar. {Stonier}; superl. {Stoniest}.] [AS. st[=a]nig. See {Stone}.] 1. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stony coral — Stony Ston y, a. [Compar. {Stonier}; superl. {Stoniest}.] [AS. st[=a]nig. See {Stone}.] 1. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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