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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
  • abalone
  • clam
  • snail
  • chiton
  • cuttlefish
  • whelk
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How to use limpet in a sentence

Scientists came to this conclusion after reviewing ancient penguin bones and limpet shells at these sites.
UPLIFTING ANTARCTIC SHORES POINT TO ACCELERATING LOSS OF GLACIERSDOUGLAS FOXJULY 5, 2022SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Antarctica’s Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are losing ice more quickly than they have at any time in the last few thousand years, ancient penguin bones and limpet shells suggest.
ANCIENT PENGUIN BONES REVEAL UNPRECEDENTED SHRINKAGE IN KEY ANTARCTIC GLACIERSDOUGLAS FOXJUNE 9, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
The sea star realized that it couldn’t outrun the top-shells, so it turned its attention to a nearby stationary urchin, which had covered itself with an empty limpet shell.
8 ‘INSIGNIFICANT’ CREATURES THAT WILL MAKE YOU DREAM ABOUT THE OCEANCRAIG FOSTER AND ROSS FRYLINCKDECEMBER 1, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO LIMPET

  • acoustic mine
  • antipersonnel mine
  • booby trap
  • claymore mine
  • ground mine
  • limpet
  • magnetic mine
  • mine
  • pressure mine
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.