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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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And the view of the creek was often replaced by the sight of Pop's boat, barnacled by the sea and up on stocks in the yard, out of the water and costing us money we didn't have to lose.
Ere that come to pass; ere the Pequod's weedy hull rolls side by side with the barnacled hulls of the leviathan; at the outset it is but well to attend to a matter almost indispensable to a thorough appreciative understanding of the more special leviathanic revelations and allusions of all sorts which are to follow.
My mind winds to you Old barnacled umbilicus, Atlantic cable, 15 Keeping itself, it seems, in a state of miraculous repair.
But while there is no lack of picturesque beauty in John Adams, there are also some suitably gruesome moments: a brutal tarring and feathering, a corpse barnacled with smallpox, a shipboard amputation, a mastectomy performed without anaesthetic.
But as time went on, a third word has barnacled itself onto Irving's invention, namely "controversy".
The barnacled cannons and anchors found stacked beneath just 10 feet of crystalline coastal waters off Catalina Island are believed to be the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant, a ship abandoned by the Scottish privateer in 1699, said Charles Beeker, a scuba-diving archaeologist who teaches at Indiana University.
It's understandable, then, that when a barnacled egg hatches a tiny, orphaned critter, Angus eagerly assumes the role of surrogate father.
The rusting, barnacled encrusted cannon and anchors found under the white sand off the coast of Catalina Island are believed to be the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant - a ship abandoned by the Scottish pirate in 1699.
As stories go, it is a good one; we like heroic and progressive leaders arriving in the nick of time to save us from a misanthropic orthodoxy interested less in people and more in barnacled tradition.
With chronological and material exactitude, therefore, he reveals the moral and political turbulences churning beneath the tranquil (or as Robert Lowell would put it, tranquilized) waves through which Ike steered a barnacled ship of state.
There is a decent bill under the barnacled hulk of legislation that passed the Senate last May.
Some can't even wait that long and have their phones barnacled to their ears on the walk from their desks to the door.