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In "Medusa," connected through an "Old barnacled umbilicus," the poet-speaker rebirths herself by purging the connecting cable.
In our country, however, it is barnacled with established practices which have become part of the untouchable canon.
That professional writing in linguistics, teaching, literature, and foreign language teaching is barnacled with incautious semantic and syntactical expressions will not be a revelation to many because it has long been assumed to be an inconvenient hazard in these professions.
Billow of sail, flash of oars, and the Conqueror himself at the flagship's prow, sailing up the beach between the barnacled wooden breakwaters and a few inverted sculls.--O, I've seen things in my time, always had the gift, the phantom sight.--The Conqueror in his pointy metal-nosed hat, passing through her front door, gliding betwixt the eakestands and anti-macassared sofas, like an echo resounding faintly through that house of remembrances and yearnings; then falling silent; as the grave.
Barnacled, weathered and bent, his fingers grabbed the handle of a saw even when no saw was in his hand.
And the view of the creek was often replaced by the sight of Pop's boat, barnacled by the sea and up on stocks in the yard, out of the water and costing us money we didn't have to lose.
Ere that come to pass; ere the Pequod's weedy hull rolls side by side with the barnacled hulls of the leviathan; at the outset it is but well to attend to a matter almost indispensable to a thorough appreciative understanding of the more special leviathanic revelations and allusions of all sorts which are to follow.
My mind winds to you Old barnacled umbilicus, Atlantic cable, 15 Keeping itself, it seems, in a state of miraculous repair.
But while there is no lack of picturesque beauty in John Adams, there are also some suitably gruesome moments: a brutal tarring and feathering, a corpse barnacled with smallpox, a shipboard amputation, a mastectomy performed without anaesthetic.
But as time went on, a third word has barnacled itself onto Irving's invention, namely "controversy".
The barnacled cannons and anchors found stacked beneath just 10 feet of crystalline coastal waters off Catalina Island are believed to be the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant, a ship abandoned by the Scottish privateer in 1699, said Charles Beeker, a scuba-diving archaeologist who teaches at Indiana University.
The rusting, barnacled encrusted cannon and anchors found under the white sand off the coast of Catalina Island are believed to be the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant - a ship abandoned by the Scottish pirate in 1699.