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Barker

1. George (Granville). 1913--91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
2. Howard. born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
3. Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker. born 1929, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971--85)
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barker

[′bär·kər]
(design engineering)
(engineering)
A machine, used mainly in pulp mills, which removes the bark from logs.
(forestry)
A worker who subjects logs and pulpwood to water pressure in a stream barker or tumbling in a drum barker, in order to free them from bark and dirt. Also known as power barker.
A worker who prepares or shovels bark for tanning.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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