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barb

1
1. any of the numerous hairlike filaments that form the vane of a feather
2. a beardlike growth in certain animals
3. a hooked hair or projection on certain fruits
4. any small cyprinid fish of the genus Barbus (or Puntius) and related genera, such as B. conchonius (rosy barb)
5. any of the small fleshy protuberances beneath the tongue in horses and cattle

barb

2
a breed of horse of North African origin, similar to the Arab but less spirited

barb

3
Austral a black kelpie (see kelpie)

barb

[bärb]
(meteorology)
A means of representing wind speed in the plotting of a synoptic chart, being a short, straight line drawn obliquely toward lower pressure from the end of a wind-direction shaft. Also known as feather.
(vertebrate zoology)
A side branch on the shaft of a bird's feather.
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And despite undergoing a hip replacement and waiting for a second operation Barb said she will continue picking up litter off her streets.
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The blond actress playing Barb in the stripping scene arrived for her audition in a pink barbie sweatshirt and is, in fact, a stripper in "real life," thereby doubling not only Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire but also Anderson's cartoon avatar, Erotica Jones/Stripperella.
Barb married Peter Hancock in 1972 at Haberfield and they had three beautiful daughters, Nikki, Shelly and Brooke.
His condition was described as "critical but stable" at Broward General Medical Centre, in Fort Lauderdale, where doctors discovered the barb had punctured his heart.
It has little to do with the venom and all to do with the trauma caused by the barb of the stingray.
Barb gains insight into the transformation of the life of the whole community by what happens next: "Lydia puts the ball right back into Paul's court--Will he take a risk, too?
Grace a la nouvelle image, il sera facile d'identifier les SADC, peu importe ou elles se trouvent dans la province, * affirme Barb Fisher, presidente sortante de l'ASADCO.
25mm), and are manufactured with our patenred 500 series single barb design.
It is only this soft barb material that is useful as feather fiber.
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