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n. - Any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; Mollusk with a low conical shell.

Usage examples (36)
  • "Imagine the limpet is the antelope of the undersea Serengeti, grazing majestically on algae," he intones, bouncing the shell along.
  • He said the landmines would have had to be detonated by smaller adhesive "limpet" mines, triggered by a timing device.
  • Over all was scattered a vast heap of limpet-shells.
  • "You mean the limpet shells?" asked Max, looking up. for more
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