barnacle barnacle  /ˈbɑr nə kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
  2. (n) European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north

Usage(s):

  1. Nothing slows up a ship like barnacles on the bottom.
  2. So I kept it simpleflies, earthworms, a barnaclethings that people know.
  3. The Mosley brand of National Socialism never became more than a barnacle on a political system renowned for its tolerance and stability.

News

  • Coconut Grove's 4th of July Fireworks Display

    Top off your Independence Day family-friendly festivities in Coconut Grove with a spectacular fireworks display at Peacock Park, sponsored by the City of Miami, District II and the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District. This annual celebration features activities throughout the Grove during the day, including The Barnacle’s Old-Fashioned Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CocoWalk’s 5th ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Miami Gardens News

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Quotes

  1. "I don't consider the Constitution a barnacle," Addington said reproachfully.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: David Addington Source: HeraldNet

  2. "We've had Barnacle Barnaby, he's got onto the bottom of the Howard Telstra boat but he hasn't slowed it and he hasn't changed its direction," Senator Brown said. "The bush is going to lose out. And the suburbs are going to lose out."
    on Aug 17, 2005 By: Bob Brown Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "So he's kind of barnacle," responded Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat.
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Steve Cohen Source: Kansas City Star

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