However, contemporary usage usually limits its application to humans or animals—literal possessors of hide and hair.sweet Fanny Adams Nothing; usually used in reference to the failure of a potentially promising enterprise or occasion.
Fanny Adams was a woman who was brutally murdered in 1810.
The seriation of stratified deposits permits archaeologists to assess the relative age of particular styles.
Stratigraphic dating assumes that the lower layers in any particular profile are older than the upper layers in that profile ("the law of superposition") and that an object cannot be older than the materials of which it is composed.
Igneous masses are dated according to whether they caused metamorphism in the surrounding rock (proof of emplacement in preexisting rock) or whether sediments were deposited on them after they were formed.
Concept was borrowed from Late Latin conceptus, from Latin concipere "to take in, conceive, receive." A concept is an idea conceived in the mind.
The original meaning of the verb conceive was to take sperm into the womb, and by a later extension of meaning, to take an idea into the mind.
Although this expression is still most commonly heard among restaurant workers, it has recently gained popularity in general slang.missing link The absent or unknown integral step in a progression; the lacking, unifying component of a series.