The chemical components used to artificially petrify wood can be found in natural settings around volcanoes and within sedimentary strata.
The police have given Mr Bernasconi a panic alarm for his house but he says he is petrified to go out.
There were so many dogs, I was petrified of getting bitten - I think I've broken the record for a lap around that park.
Her hair was turned into a mass of poisonous snakes and her general appearance became so horrifying that anyone who looked upon her was petrified with terror.
He enjoyed a long career in engineering, particularly involving locomotives, but as a child was petrified of trains.
However, politicians are still petrified of being accused of being too soft on drugs.
Now he is petrified of fireworks and the noise they make and was prompted to write to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph about his fears.
Conventional wisdom would be to go up and talk to her, but I'm petrified of failure.
My mother is petrified of hospitals and with all the recent bad press I think the look on her face at A&E said it all.
Now my daughter is absolutely petrified of fireworks and of the noises they make.