Definition of Limpets

1. Noun. (plural of limpet) ¹



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Definition of Limpets

1. limpet [n] - See also: limpet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limpets

limp reraised
limp reraises
limp reraising
limpa
limpard
limpas
limped
limper
limpers
limpest
limpet
limpet mine
limpetlike
limpets (current term)
limpid
limpidities
limpidity
limpidly
limpidness
limpidnesses
limpin
limping
limping iamb
limpingly
limpings
limpins
limpish
limpitude

Literary usage of Limpets

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1. A Conchological Manual by George Brettingham Sowerby (1852)
"Septa of limpets. The septa of limpets assume a variety of forms, the principal of which will be seen in the accompanying engravings. ..."

2. The Anthropological Review by Anthropological Society of London (1866)
"But the clergy did not go to the "ebb" to collect their whelks and limpets, that we may be pretty sure of, it would be at variance with all known clerical ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"By means of a muscular, sucker-like foot, the limpets adhere so firmly to rocks ... In Europe limpets are utilized as food and in this country for bait. ..."

4. The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and by Georg Hartwig (1869)
"Degradation of Body and Mind. — Powers of Mimicry. — Notions of Barter. Causes of their low State of Cultivation. — Their Food. — limpets. ..."

5. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"Degradation of Body and Mind.—Powers of Mimicry.—Notions of Barter. —Causes of their low State of Cultivation.—Their Food.—limpets. ..."

6. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"... Scallops, Periwinkles, limpets, and Whelks, are of inferior moment as aliments. They are principally used by the poorer inhabitants on the coast, ..."

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