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barb

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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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As newly appointed committee chairman, Lewis Barbe is responsible for coordinating all activities under his charges with any and all relevant ASTM committees, as well as other organizations of appropriate relevance.
As the only woman member of the Dentons' Global Board of Directors, Barbe is one of only a handful of women in the legal profession to assume a top leadership role.
Barbe, who lives with her mother Carol and 14-year-old sister Mollie, vowed to carry on pursuing her West End dream.
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The tale tells us that two sisters whom he wooed did not want to marry the unattractive Barbe-bleue, but that the younger, after having been feted for a weekend, succumbed to his advances and found that he "n'avait plus la barbe si bleue" (Perrault, 150)--he was not so ugly after all: she liked the material splendor in which she, daughter of a poor widow, could now reside.
Barbe Baker lived in that age of British Empire when do-gooding was regarded as a natural duty and responsibility.
Today, Barbe, a software engineer at Xerox, is passing along his passion for science in hope that the kids he works with choose a similar path.
000, avec une predominance du cheval barbe qui represente 50% de l'espece elevee.
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From the invention of foam soap and foam soap dispensers to now creating the world's first and only heavy-duty foam hand cleaner with grit, Deb's track record of innovation in the area of skin care speaks for itself," said Kathryn Barbe, Marketing Manager for Deb Canada.
As a man of the theatre, however, he would have to appreciate a whimsical new production by director Renaud Doucet and designer Andre Barbe (the Montreal-based duo that works under the name of Barbe & Doucet), unveiled at Leipzig Opera Feb.