from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A barnacle; one of the Balanidæ.


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  • If we place one of these little animals, barnacle, or sea-acorn -- the latter wanting the stalk of the former -- in its native waters, we shall observe a beautiful little series of feathery plumes to wave backward and forward, and ever and anon to be quickly withdrawn into the secure recesses of the shell.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky


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