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Barnacle vs. Limpet

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Barnaclenoun

A marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged surfaces such as tidal rocks or the bottoms of ships.

Limpetnoun

A small mollusc, of the family Patellidae with a conical shell found clinging to rocks in the intertidal zones of rocky shores.

Barnaclenoun

The barnacle goose.

Limpetnoun

(British) Someone clingy or dependent; someone disregarding or ignorant of another's personal space.

‘He stuck to me like a limpet all day!’;

Barnaclenoun

In electrical engineering, a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of the original product design.

Limpetnoun

In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.

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Barnaclenoun

On printed circuit boards, a change such as soldering a wire in order to connect two points, or addition such as an added resistor or capacitor, subassembly or daughterboard.

Limpetnoun

Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.

Barnaclenoun

A deprecated or obsolete file, image or other artifact that remains with a project even though it is no longer needed.

Limpetnoun

Somthing or someone that clings tenaciously to another object or person;

Barnaclenoun

An instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to make it more tractable.

Limpetnoun

Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.

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Barnaclenoun

A pair of spectacles.

Limpetnoun

A keyhole limpet. See Fissurella.

Barnaclenoun

A good job, or snack easily obtained.

Limpetnoun

mollusk with a low conical shell

Barnaclenoun

(slang) A worldly sailor.

Limpetnoun

any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas

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Barnacleverb

To connect with or attach.

Limpet

Limpets are a group of aquatic snails that exhibit a conical shell shape (patelliform) and a strong, muscular foot. Limpets are members of the class Gastropoda, but are polyphyletic, meaning the various groups called descended independently from different ancestral gastropods.

‘limpets’;

Barnacleverb

To press close against something.

Barnaclenoun

Any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile species (genus Balanus and allies), and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See Cirripedia, and Goose barnacle.

Barnaclenoun

A bernicle goose.

Barnaclenoun

An instrument for pinching a horse's nose, and thus restraining him.

‘The barnacles . . . give pain almost equal to that of the switch.’;

Barnaclenoun

Spectacles; - so called from their resemblance to the barnacles used by farriers.

Barnaclenoun

marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces

Barnaclenoun

European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north

Barnacle

A barnacle is a type of arthropod constituting the subclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are exclusively marine, and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters, typically in erosive settings.

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