Origin of limpet
Examples from the Web for limpet
Historical Examples of limpet
"Our good old Church is like a limpet on the shore," he said.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
John swore and struggled, but the old man stuck like a limpet.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Nevertheless, he clung to his seat like a limpet, and pulled at his oar with all his might.The Thorogood Family
Mr. Limpet looked at Mr. Grigg to see if any emotion was advisable.
When it had been given, young Limpet was about to go, when he remembered something.
Word Origin for limpet
marine gastropod mollusk, early 14c., from Old English lempedu, from Medieval Latin lampreda "limpet" (see lamprey).