Origin of limpet
Examples from the Web for limpet
I stick to the limpet shell of Mr. Millar, which, to my eyes looks anything but archaic.The Clyde Mystery|Andrew Lang
When it had been given, young Limpet was about to go, when he remembered something.
Such a pressure holds the limpet to the rock when, by contracting itself, the fish has made a place without air under its shell.Barometer and Weather Guide|Robert Fitzroy
Mr. Limpet looked at Mr. Grigg to see if any emotion was advisable.
Giles and his ally knew their business well enough to see that they must go to work “gingerly” to recover their lost Limpet.The Willoughby Captains|Talbot Baines Reed
Word Origin for limpet
marine gastropod mollusk, early 14c., from Old English lempedu, from Medieval Latin lampreda "limpet" (see lamprey).