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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: 1. Any of various low conical-shelled marine mollusks that adhere tightly to rocks. 2. One that clings stubbornly.
ETYMOLOGY:From Middle English lempet, from Latin lampreda (lamprey).
USAGE:"If your child becomes a limpet, the teacher will peel him off your leg."
Kevin Harcombe; Learning to Let Go; The Guardian (London, UK); Sep 2 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)