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See definition of limpet on Dictionary.com
  • as inland mine
  • as inmollusk

synonyms for limpet

  • booby trap
  • mine
  • acoustic mine
  • antipersonnel mine
  • claymore mine
  • ground mine
  • magnetic mine
  • pressure mine
  • clam
  • abalone
  • snail
  • whelk
  • chiton
  • cuttlefish
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How to use limpet in a sentence

Shell, rather limpet-like, with a hooked apex (whence its generic name), adheres to stones or piles in running water.
OUR BRITISH SNAILSJOHN WILLIAM HORSLEY
When the tide is out, the Limpet clings to the rock, its soft body tucked safely away in the shell.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
Then the Limpet's shell may be seen to tilt up, and a foot, and a head with feelers and eyes, come out.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
In time this resting-place becomes hollowed out, and the Limpet's shell fits into the groove thus made.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
You will know, if you have tried to force a Limpet from its hold on the rock, how very tightly it clings.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
The Limpet crawls to the seaweed and begins to browse, using a rasp like that of the Periwinkle.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
Let the cult of that lusty Titan, the Limpet, sink awhile into the limbo of outworn idolatries.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 24, 1894VARIOUS
The shell is usually spiral in form, as in the whelk, but sometimes conical (limpet) or tubular.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The reader has probably experienced the difficulty of detaching a limpet from its hold on the rocks.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Low sheds and open stalls cling, limpet-like, to every available nook and corner.
IN THE DAYS OF MY YOUTHAMELIA ANN BLANDFORD EDWARDS
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WORDS RELATED TO LIMPET

  • acoustic mine
  • antipersonnel mine
  • booby trap
  • claymore mine
  • ground mine
  • limpet
  • magnetic mine
  • mine
  • pressure mine
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