Translation of barnacle in Spanish:


percebe, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbɑrnək(ə)l/ /ˈbɑːnək(ə)l/


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    percebe masculine
    she clung like a barnacle se pegó como una lapa
    • 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.
    • Like a barnacle, Bud's sticks to the dock, hidden from view.
    • Stuck like a barnacle to his home, he relied on people sending him their barnacle collections by post.
    • Although this design approach was abandoned fairly quickly, the class name stuck, kind of like a barnacle.
    • He carries his back muscles like a burden, and his head is attached to his shoulders like a barnacle to an ocean rock.
    • Our story starts with Sarah, a self involved and rather whiny teen, desperately convinced of her own maturity yet clinging to childhood like a barnacle.
    • I had found myself clinging like a barnacle to a splintered oak beam.
    • From that hour I clove to Queequeg like a barnacle; yea, till poor Queequeg took his last long dive.
    • But last year, I had one babe all over me like a barnacle.
    • Once placed in my arms he’d attach himself like a barnacle to a hull.
    • Too uncertain to advance with a raise, or retreat with a fold, I called, fastened to this pot like a barnacle.
    • She latches onto him like a barnacle and burrows under his skin like a tick, while he sputters protests and offers weak resistance.