barnacle

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barnacle

the common name for any of the CRUSTACEAN class Cirripedia, most of which are SESSILE, grow on rocky substrates, and have a CALCAREOUS outer covering.

barnacle

an adult cirripede that lives attached to fixed objects; an aquatic member of the subclass Cirrepedia of the class Crustacea.
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Some can't even wait that long and have their phones barnacled to their ears on the walk from their desks to the door.
But since I'm a non-biker, the festival initially appears to be a frothing seascape of intimidation, barnacled with bruisers and bubbling with deep-sea monsters, fierce eyes poking through Neptune beards.
mistakes, which has barnacled an unfortunate mythology.
At first, I thought this was just another unkind reference to Camilla's barnacled look but, no.
At Laguna San Ignacio, Baja, visitors can experience the magic of a 30-ton whale rubbing its barnacled head against the small skiffs used for whale watching, and a young gray whale using its mother's back to nudge itself above water and look straight into the eyes of visitors.
Byer", a familiar figure often seen "tooling" about town "on his scooter", who owns the "Water Boat", "an old barnacled hull.
Galloping down a sandy Caribbean beach in the West Indies on a horse called a paso fino, I realized a lifelong fantasy--to ride along a tropical coastline, experience the cold sea spray on my face, feel my heart beat in sync with the pace of my mount, hear the ocean whitecaps crash against barnacled rocks, and sense the swaying palm leaves as they rustle in a nearby forest.
I saw these ill-mapped travellers, their barnacled ships, the masts sea-loosened, the cordage spent, and I turned and ran.
Below their barnacled ankles, three knots trawl, the incoming tide.
And it seems Mummy can't stop showering number one son with trinkets - blimey, his admiral's outfit was barnacled with more bling than even Idi Amin awarded himself, all on display at last week's Queen's speech.
They'll bite well all month on oyster bars, jetties and barnacled pilings of bridges and docks.
Even though you only see his real face for a few seconds, his computer-created waving tentacle beard, massive crab-claw hand and barnacled body have become the stuff of children's nightmares.