101 examples of barnacle in sentences

" Another curious fiction prevalent in olden times was that of the barnacle-tree, to which Sir John Maundeville also alludes:"In our country were trees that bear a fruit that becomes flying birds; those that fell in the water lived, and those that fell on the earth died, and these be right good for man's meat."

But, like many other popular fictions, this notion was founded on truth, and probably originated in mistaking the fleshy peduncle of the barnacle (Lepas analifera) for the neck of a goose, the shell for its head, and the tentacula for a tuft of feather.

"I don't suppose even old Brother Barnacle, 'sot' as he is, would vote to go back to the times when the superintendent reviewed the lesson the same way the teachers taught it, from a printed list of questions.

The Barnacle is always upside down in its home, and its twelve feathery legs are thrust out of the door at the top.

Also, the Barnacle has a good set of teeth to grind its food.

As a baby, the Barnacle is a free swimming creature.

The Barnacle quickly builds up a shelly house, and, after a life of adventure and change, becomes a fixed Barnacle for the rest of its days.

The Barnacle quickly builds up a shelly house, and, after a life of adventure and change, becomes a fixed Barnacle for the rest of its days.

All its wonderful changes, and the way its body is made, tell us plainly that the Barnacle is actually first cousin to the Crab, Lobster, Shrimp and Prawn!

Of what use are Shrimps and Prawns in the sea? 3. How can you tell a live Shrimp from a live Prawn? 4. How does the Barnacle obtain its food? 5.

The sucking barnacle which you asked for: I was certain I should get one or two, if I could have a look at the pools this week.

Well, you have me there, sir, as far as this life is concerned; but you will confess that the barnacle's history proves that all crawling grubs don't turn into butterflies.

" "I daresay the barnacle turns into what is best for him; at all events, what he deserves.

" "Perhaps yes; perhaps no; perhaps neither." "Do you speak of us, or the barnacle?" "Of both.

She has been sticking to me for the last few days like a barnacle.

A PEACEFUL SUBMARINE Under the green sea, in the total darkness of the great depths and the yellowish-green of the shallows of the oceans, with the seaweeds waving their fronds about their barnacle-encrusted timbers and the creatures of the deep playing in and about the decks and rotted rigging, lie hundreds of wrecks.

(See RUDGE.) BARNACLE, brother of old Nicholas Cockney, and guardian of Priscilla Tomboy of the West Indies.

Barnacle is a tradesman of the old school, who thinks the foppery and extravagance of the "Cockney" school inconsistent with prosperous shop-keeping.

Cockney (Nicholas), a rich city grocer, brother of Barnacle.

361, 362., there is an account given of the barnacle, "a well-known kind of shell-fish, which is found sticking on the bottoms of ships," and with regard to which the author observes, that "it seems hardly credible in this enlightened age, that so gross an error in natural history should so long have prevailed," as that this shell-fish should become changed into "a species of goose."

The author then quotes Holinshed, Hall, Virgidemiarum, Marston, and Gerard; but he does not make the slightest reference to Giraldus Cambrensis, who is his Topographia Hiberniae first gave the account of the barnacle, and of that account the writers referred to by Brand were manifestly

The passage referring to "the barnacle" will be found in the Topog.

The notion of the barnacle being considered a fish is, I am aware, one that still prevails on the western coast of Ireland; for I remember a friend of mine, who had spent a few weeks in Kerry, telling me of the astonishment he experienced upon seeing pious Roman Catholics eating barnacles on Fridays, and being assured that they were nothing else than fishes!

Very respectfully yours, JOHN BARNACLE, 10th Ass't Sub-Secretary.

We ourselves, from our limited reading, can supply him with a reference which will explain the allusion to the "Scotch barnacle" much better than his citations from Sir John Maundeville and Giraldus Cambrensis,namely, note 8, on page 179 of a Treatise on Worms, by Dr. Ramesey, court physician to Charles II.

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