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noun as in land mine

noun as in mollusk

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Scientists came to this conclusion after reviewing ancient penguin bones and limpet shells at these sites.

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.

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.

Four of those attacks used the same kind of magnetic limpet bomb, affixed to the vehicles of the targets.

Shell, rather limpet-like, with a hooked apex (whence its generic name), adheres to stones or piles in running water.

When the tide is out, the Limpet clings to the rock, its soft body tucked safely away in the shell.

Then the Limpet's shell may be seen to tilt up, and a foot, and a head with feelers and eyes, come out.

In time this resting-place becomes hollowed out, and the Limpet's shell fits into the groove thus made.

You will know, if you have tried to force a Limpet from its hold on the rock, how very tightly it clings.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to limpet, such as: booby trap, mine, acoustic mine, antipersonnel mine, claymore mine, and ground mine.

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