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  • n  mollusk with a low conical shell
  • n  any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas

  • The Ertzaintza said "abundant" documentation was found, plus a workshop for making the limpet bombs ETA likes to attach to the undersides of victims' cars.
  • 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.
  • A vaccine developed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering binds a protein from a limpet to seven different types of sugars and a protein fragment found only on cancer cells, and saponin, a .
Quotes

  • Jenson Button in SkySports
    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."
  • Sir Ian Blair in guardian.co.uk
    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."
  • Johnny Nelson in Sportinglife.com
    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...

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