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  • adj. Covered with lichen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or covered with, lichens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with lichens, or appearing as if so covered: as, a lichened wall; the lichened tree-toad, Trachycephalus lichenatus.


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From lichen.


  • A rocky outcrop, lichened with peeling yellow and grey, jutted beside an overgrown hole, visible only from a certain angle.


  • It lands on one of the boulders at the top of the shore, where the orange/buff of the breast and the patterning on the wings and back render it inconspicuous almost to the point of invisibility against the mottled and lichened rock.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • A stand of winter chestnuts round a set of farm buildings is 'very Badmin'; a row of swallows on a phone wire above a lichened tiled roof becomes a Tunnicliffe.

    Coming Home

  • To my right, blinding yellow thickets of the broom they once used for thatch round here, lichened rock and, somewhere below, the sound of a rushing stream.


  • Its twisted trunk, lichened in the crevices, is a rubbing post polished by sheep and ponies.


  • We climbed higher into a fine alpine meadow of close-cropped herbs and grasses, with here and there a weather-worn Turkestan maple standing hunched and alone among giant boulders, lichened wood and stone looking very much alike.


  • Left alone to grow naturally, an ash will live no more than 200 years, but pollards as much as 500 years old rise like grey, lichened dolmens in the hedges of Cumbria.


  • The misty sun, rising fast now, broke through an oak in the hazel grove and set the lichened ash-trunks on fire.


  • This playing at ghosts was the most innocent of the amusements indulged in by the choice young spirits who inhabited the lichened, red-brick building at the top of the town bearing

    A Changed Man

  • The landscape was austere, barren, craggy rocks jutting up from the lichened ground and rough bracken.

    My Devilish Scotsman


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