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barnacle

Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːrnɪkəl; ˈbɑːnɪkəl/

Translation of barnacle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • percebe (masculine) she clung like a barnacle se pegó como una lapa
    Example sentences
    • The one quality that they all shared, in the end, was stickability - the determination to cling to office with the tenacity of barnacles clinging to a crumbling wreck.
    • I am offering an ethic of authenticity, removing all excuses that some philosophers attach to us like barnacles, blaming parents, climate, social class, whatever.
    • The strings attach themselves like barnacles to Fripp's guitar and refuse to be shaken loose.

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