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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
limpetlim‧pet /ˈlɪmpɪt/ noun [countable]  HBa small sea animal with a shell, which holds tightly onto the rock where it lives
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limpetNails stuck on Firelight like a limpet.Flora clung to her, like a limpet.The company were crammed into the kitchen like a limpet in its shell.Impressions gleaned in childhood and rein forced in adolescence cling like limpets into adulthood despite valiant efforts to shake them off.Small businesses and lock-up garages cling to these spaces like limpets in a cave.Police found and defused a number of limpet mines.The limpets are a diverse group, too.Those limpets are sharp, you're right.
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