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2009-10-16 13:50:43

Researchers have solved the mystery of how barnacles attach themselves to other objects, showing that barnacle glue binds together exactly the same way as human blood does when it clots.


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2008-04-29 00:24:39

The White Acorn Barnacle (Balanus glandula), is one of the most common barnacle species on the Pacific coast of North America. It is widely distributed from the coast of Alaska to the border between California and the Mexican state of Baja California. They are commonly found in intertidal waters on mussels, rocks and pier pilings. It is moderately sized with a length of 0.6 to 0.8 inches. The shell is formed by overlapping plates. It is shaped more like a cylinder rather than a cone. The...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.