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- adj. Crusted with barnacles.
- adj. Thickly covered in something, as if with barnacles.
- adj. Familiar with the ocean and/or seafaring.
- adj. Old and weathered, particularly with respect to persons or things associated with the ocean.
- adj. Marked by personal experiences; worldly.
- adj. Encumbered with something unnecessary or undesirable, especially through a slow, gradual process of accumulation.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of barnacle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. covered with barnacles.
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In a review of the de Young's 2008 Dale Chihuly glass exhibit, San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker wrote that he got a "queasy sense that here the gift shop inevitably barnacled to such exhibitions has finally engulfed its host."
The man looked up, when a small cross-wave hit him, bounced him off the barnacled concrete.
Having said that, there was action to be had albeit in a clip Doug had prepared a decade earlier with killer whales – 10 tonnes of muscle and teeth circling a poor flat-footed barnacled grey whale and her fattened calf.
As we watched the barnacled creatures emerge for air like elephantine sloths, we began to suspect Captain Jim was full of it and weren't surprised when the famous couple was a no-show.
I clung to the barnacled wood, my fingers slicing open on shellfish and crustaceans.
Then, and for the first time, as I floundered to my feet covered with slime, the blood running down my arms from a scrape against a barnacled stake, I knew that I was drunk.
In large part, this is because Athos is a place where myths, and versions of myth, have superimposed themselves to form a virtually impenetrable conglomerate; where erudite references and cartographic measurements are barnacled—unprizably—onto what, originally, may have been little more than local hearsay.
In the centre of the mantel was a stuffed bird-of-paradise, while about the room were scattered gorgeous shells from the southern seas, delicate sprays of coral sprouting from barnacled pi-pi shells and cased in glass, assegais from South Africa, stone axes from New Guinea, huge
I have forgotten to say that we found the barnacled cask nearly filled with a most delicious wine which none of us can name.
In a general sense, he raised the barnacled vessel from its historical grave by focusing on the girl and boy played by you-know-who and you-know-who.