acaleph

acaleph

(ˈækəˌlɛf) or

acalephe

n
(Animals) obsolete any of the coelenterates of the former taxonomic group Acalephae, which included the jellyfishes
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek akalēphē a sting]
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Emerson writes that "Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone; yet he is no more to be credited than the acaleph which adds a cell to the coral reef which is the basis of this continent." Miller would be Emerson's echo: leaving the house, he is "out for a short walk"--a short walk as his entirety a life--"all accomplished in the turning of a page." Attribution is never wholly his interest, but he attaches himself to anything he looks at....