Then Mart gripped the kris, tore it from the barnacled wood, and whipped around to meet his enemy.
Picking his way over the barnacled rocks he started for the beach.
I have forgotten to say that we found the barnacled cask nearly filled with a most delicious wine which none of us can name.
The rumble and roar bored itself into a remote corner of my brain while I watched that barnacled hulk and concentrated.
"Got to have somethin' to keep me from gettin' barnacled," declared Captain Lote.
Others went along the Costa Rican coast to find turtle to salt for victuals, and to careen their barnacled and wormy ships.
For though handsome lads, they were all (in the Scots phrase) barnacled.
The swell was breaking white against its barnacled granite boulders in a long, crashing rumble.
With her eyes still held by the barnacled rocks, she snapped: "Then you may see something."
How was it that these brown savages were free, and he barnacled to a slab-sided bark?
early 13c., "species of wild goose;" as a type of "shellfish," first recorded 1580s. Often derived from a Celtic source (cf. Breton bernik, a kind of shellfish), but the application to the goose predates that of the shellfish in English. The goose nests in the Arctic in summer and returns to Europe in the winter, hence the mystery surrounding its reproduction. It was believed in ancient superstition to hatch from barnacle's shell, possibly because the crustacean's feathery stalks resemble goose down. The scientific name of the crustacean, Cirripedes, is from Greek cirri "curls of hair" + pedes "feet."