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A petrified human body, or part of one; a fossil of (supposedly) human origin. Also: a human figure made of stone; figurative a person without feelings or emotions.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Turton (1762–1835), conchologist. From anthropo- + -lith, originally after post-classical Latin Anthropolithus.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.