The head was followed, almost instinctively, by a hand travelling furtively to the crimpers that gripped the lady’s brow like barnacles clinging to a keel.
Here, again, our author is speaking of the barnacles themselves, with which he naturally confuses the geese, since he presumes the Crustaceans are simply geese in an undeveloped state.
This description, it may be remarked, clearly applies to the barnacles themselves.
The learned author of the "Science of Language" argues that the true barnacles were named, properly enough, Bernaculae, and lays stress on the fact that Bernicle geese were first caught in Ireland.
Afterward they hang down by their beaks, as if from a seaweed attached to the timber, surrounded by shells, in order to grow more freely," Giraldus is here evidently describing the barnacles themselves.
Our author no doubt here alludes to the ravages of the Teredo, or ship-worm, which burrows into timber, and with which the barnaclesthemselves are thus confused.
When the sun went to bed, they fairly booted and spurred each other as before, and having clapped on their barnacles e'en jogged to bed too.
This being done, the least thing they did was to sleep and snore; and thus sleeping, they had barnacles on the handles of their faces, or spectacles at most.
We will not talk about that just now, but wait till we take our excursion to the rocky shore, where we shall find barnacles and corallines and sea-mats and polyps bigger and better than here.
The story of these barnacles is a very curious one.
If the unfortunate wretch fails, the process is to be repeated, with this addition, that on the second occasion the quantity of barnacles provided is to be sufficient for both the captain and the first lieutenant.
Port Egmont Hens, a Seal, some sea Weed, and a Piece of wood with Barnaclesupon it.
Took up a very small piece of wood with Barnacles upon it, a proof that it hath been some time at Sea.
Charles Leigh, in his Natural History of Lancashire, gravely labours to refute the notion that barnacles grow into geese, as had been asserted by Speed and others.
Some people think barnacles resemble crabs more than they do fishes; they go through changes, and while young possess no shells.
Of course, barnacles and similar creatures are not found on trees away from the ocean.
Some of the South American barnacles are sought after as a delicacy, having the flavour of a nice crab.
The sweets now made their appearance, and were viewed by Mr Barnacles with indifference.
The dose so far kept him right, that Barnacles didn't leave the table: but he was evidently hors de combat.
The game was now fairly opened; a hoax had already commenced, and Barnacles was the destined victim.
It was clear Mr Barnacles was now beat to a standstill.
Barnacles cover the top of every rock that the tide reaches, and the long, blackish, snakelike seaweed is strewn along the beach.
Pillars of stone incrusted with barnacles and periwinkles rise all around, while long tendrils of sea ferns wave like banners around their base.
Why, man, there are successive layers of barnacles on that copper cylinder which show a submersion of at least three years, perhaps more.
The nature of the metal was not easily perceptible, for it was coated with slime, and covered over about half its surface with barnacles and sea-weed.
Oh, monsieur, we eat cakes made of buckwheat, and barnacles which I get off the rocks.
This region is fine for none but noble souls; persons without sentiments could never live here; poets and barnacles alone should inhabit it.
It was not until many years after (1830) that Thompson proved by their life-history that barnacles are true crustacea.
The elimination of the barnacles or Cirrhipedes from the molluscs was a decided step in advance, and was a proof of the acute observation and sound judgment of Lamarck.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "barnacles" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.