fossor


fossor

fossor [fos-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. (in the early Christian church) a minor clergyman employed as a gravedigger.

Origin of fossor 1850–55; Latin: digger (Late Latin: gravedigger), equivalent to fod(ere) to dig + -tor -tor, with dt > ss Also called fossarian. Examples from the Web for fossor Historical Examples of fossor

  • In size and color they are like fossor, but the skulls are intermediate.

    The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1

    Stephen D. Durrant

  • This present study reveals intergradation between ocius and uinta, and also between ocius and fossor (see account of fossor).

    The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1

    Stephen D. Durrant

  • Because the animals are more like fossor in the majority of characters, they are here referred to that race.

    The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1

    Stephen D. Durrant

  • The difference in color is greater in comparison with fossor than with rostralis.

    A New Pocket Gopher (Genus Thomomys), from Eastern Colorado

    E. Raymond Hall

  • The young Greek knelt at the old man’s feet, then rose and kissed his hand, and followed in silence the fossor Hilarus.

    Valeria

    William Henry Withrow

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