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My mind winds to you Old barnacled umbilicus, Atlantic cable, Keeping itself, it seems, in a state of miraculous repair.
It's all about fiddler crabs and barnacled structure.
So popular and influential was this movie that nowadays most of the public knows the "monster" as a lurching, looming hulk barnacled with steel bolts in his neck, sporting stitches in his high forehead and topped off with that iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger haircut.
Obama's heart may be on the left but his mind is barnacled on the right.
These obligingly did flips and turns right beside the ship for more than half an hour, giving me my first entrancing views of whales' barnacled heads and long thin waving flippers, and great shots of their magnificent, gleaming flukes.
When I go down to the place of pebbles and footprints, the wet pool, the dry bask, the brittle long wait, and lean on the silence as tall piers are leaning with barnacled mystery from the low tide, it's water I learn from, through smell and through silence.
But it was never the fear of drowning that stopped me, rather the thought of the wreck itself, the rusting, barnacled hull, all the unknowable things it was harboring.
It is a question unlikely to have troubled her predecessors, women like Elizabeth I -- whose portraits depict the Virgin Queen as velvet-clad semi-divinity, cloaks threaded with gold filament and barnacled with pearls, the ivory egg of her head nestled in a ruff of extravagant lace -- or the Queen Empress Victoria, whose appearance, to swipe Lewis Carroll's description of his Red Queen, invariably called to mind the "concentrated essence of all governesses.
Cameras were everywhere now, on the barnacled legs of oil rigs, in the hands of divers, on the ship channel's markers that lined the Port of Houston .
Moreover the film also can find ancestors in the cantankerous-grandpa sub-genre, for example Monty Woolley movies from the 1940s like The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) or Since You Went Away (1944), where under his barnacled exterior the old grump is revealed to have a heart of gold.
In our country, however, it is barnacled with established practices which have become part of the untouchable canon.