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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Crustaceans which attach themselves to ships' bottoms; Instruments of torture; Spectacles.

Usage examples (32)
  • In severe winters, flocks of solan geese, locally denominated "barnacles," frequent the shores.
  • To control the fouling of the spat by other organisms, such as barnacles, colonial ascidinas, and encrusting algae, the oysters must be
  • Or it may have something to do with dislodging the thousands of parasites, such as barnacles, that accrue to the animals 'bellies, chins, and flippers.
  • Oil can kill small organisims, such as barnacles, while degrading seagrasses for more
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