There was no soil, no moss, no lichen, no trace of vegetation.
And no sign of life, save for an occasional patch of lichen on a rock.
These rocks are well tinted 236 with lichen, but they present a barren appearance.
It clings to the mind, when it has once seized on it, like a lichen on the rock.
Dampier, the traveller, used this lichen for the same purpose.