goose barnacle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goose barnacle stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Goose barnacle (Zoöl) any pedunculated barnacle of the genus Anatifa or Lepas; -- called also duck barnacle. See Barnacle, and Cirripedia.
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Usage

In literature:

God becomes man becomes fish becomes barnacle goose becomes featherbed mountain.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Nevertheless, in France, the Barnacle Goose may be eaten on fast-days by virtue of this old belief in its marine origin.
"Notes and Queries, Number 201, September 3, 1853" by Various
Another species resembling the latter, called the "barnacle goose," was seen by our travellers.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
The barnacle goose finds its food more on land and inland lakes than in the sea.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Another species resembling the latter, called the "barnacle goose," was seen by our travellers.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Give the curious myth about goose barnacles.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
In France, the barnacle goose may be eaten on fast-days, by virtue of this old belief in its fishy origin.
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland
It was long a belief among many people that the barnacle produced the barnacle goose.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

An Arctic Barnacle Goose, left, shares a meal with a Canada Goose in Van Cortlandt Park's Parade Ground on Nov 30.
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