Noun(1) marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces(2) European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
(1) He carries his back muscles like a burden, and his head is attached to his shoulders like a barnacle to an ocean rock.(2) She latches onto him like a barnacle and burrows under his skin like a tick, while he sputters protests and offers weak resistance.(3) I had found myself clinging like a barnacle to a splintered oak beam.(4) Like a barnacle , Bud's sticks to the dock, hidden from view.(5) Divers have to look out for the barnacle covered surfaces and sea urchins as they explore the various levels of the King Cruiser.(6) Once placed in my arms he'd attach himself like a barnacle to a hull.(7) But last year, I had one babe all over me like a barnacle .(8) Too uncertain to advance with a raise, or retreat with a fold, I called, fastened to this pot like a barnacle .(9) Although this design approach was abandoned fairly quickly, the class name stuck, kind of like a barnacle .(10) Stuck like a barnacle to his home, he relied on people sending him their barnacle collections by post.(11) Our story starts with Sarah, a self involved and rather whiny teen, desperately convinced of her own maturity yet clinging to childhood like a barnacle .(12) From that hour I clove to Queequeg like a barnacle ; yea, till poor Queequeg took his last long dive.(13) Moreover, by attaching rocks that held a solitary barnacle to rocks that held twenty or more, Mauck and Harkless forced solitaries to become part of a group.(14) At low tide, you can see all of the shells and barnacles between the low and high water marks.(15) As a ponderous Loggerhead turtle scrapes her way up the midnight sands of Queensland's Heron Island, seemingly bearing the weight of the world upon her barnacled back, I can see how the idea arose.(16) Most boat owners apply anti-foul paint to prevent barnacles and other marine growth from attaching itself to the underwater hull.
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barnacle, barnacled, barnacles
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