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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.
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The suction was so great that it dragged her 150ft along the rusty and barnacled interior of the pipe and around a bend before dumping her bleeding body into Beacon Cove.
The surgeons shaved away as much as they could of the excess bone that had barnacled it, thereby relieving the pressure on my spinal cord.
We chatted for a minute while their spawn barnacled to my hand, about where they were from, where I was from, until I was released as suddenly as I had been captured.
As the district's director of teaching, learning, and equity said, "If we're going to ask teachers to unpack new standards and learn new instructional approaches, then we need to unpack the systems that have been barnacled in our schools, like grading."
Accordingly, the undulating rusted form of a multimillion-dollar arena transforms into a barnacled ship washed ashore, a half-finished high-rise becomes a layer cake of hovering candles.
San Sebastian's charm lies in the lazy arc of its sandy bay set off by a handful of exuberant 1900s beach pavilions, each barnacled with suitably marine motifs.
The remaining state gross receipts taxes are thickly barnacled with special-interest exemptions and variable rates.
By drifting on to Reunion Island, the barnacled remains of a Boeing wing part from the Malaysia Airlines jet have given the upper hand to a French judicial investigation, exposing for the second time this year how civil crash investigations struggle to compete with police-led probes.
Wash bowls of cereal straight away If you don't want to spend a good portion of your life chiselling off cornflakes that are barnacled on to your bowls then for the love of God, just wash them immediately.
Investigators will examine the barnacled part for numbers that could tie it too the missing jet or other forensic clues.
Not a bowl, not a tub, not a body of water where ancient, giant muskrats once swam among barnacled blue whales and the alien forethings of good rulemakers.
Keith Richards - Pirates of The Caribbean 3 The weathered Rolling Stones guitarist brought a salty gravitas to his part as a pirate king bloodied and barnacled, yet unbowed by decades of gin and pillaging.