limpet limpet

Definition(s):

  1. (n) mollusk with a low conical shell
  2. (n) any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas

Usage(s):

  1. Michelle Sheather, an Australian, was on the Rainbow Warrior when the French blew it up, and had left the ship 15 minutes before the limpet mines went off.
  2. Michelle Sheather, an Australian, was a crew member on the Rainbow Warrior when the French blew it up, and had left the ship 15 minutes before the limpet mines went off.
  3. We take to nature and resist it, though we recognize that the life of the Rockies and the limpet is our life too and that resistance menaces survival.

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  1. "I couldn't get him off me," said Button senior, clutching a champagne flute. "He was like a limpet, crying his eyes out. He was just saying 'I am world champion ' - well, screaming it - non stop."
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Jenson Button Source: SkySports

  2. Asked how close to quitting he had come, Blair said: "Quite a way off. I'm a bit of a limpet really. I did not at any stage consider resigning."
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Sir Ian Blair Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. An unapologetic Nelson said of the knockdown: "I was more embarrassed than anything. He got me with a cracking shot on top of the head but afterwards I did what I should have done. I hung on like a limpet. I love a hostile environment. I love a...
    on Nov 27, 2005 By: Johnny Nelson Source: Sportinglife.com

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