Origin of limpet
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Four of those attacks used the same kind of magnetic limpet bomb, affixed to the vehicles of the targets.Iran’s Changing Calculus: Will It Strike Inside the United States?|Eli Lake|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shell, rather limpet-like, with a hooked apex (whence its generic name), adheres to stones or piles in running water.Our British Snails|John William Horsley
When the tide is out, the Limpet clings to the rock, its soft body tucked safely away in the shell.
Then the Limpet's shell may be seen to tilt up, and a foot, and a head with feelers and eyes, come out.
In time this resting-place becomes hollowed out, and the Limpet's shell fits into the groove thus made.
You will know, if you have tried to force a Limpet from its hold on the rock, how very tightly it clings.