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barbed

Said of a shank (e.g., that of a nail) which has been provided with repetitive ridges or indentations which may be shallow or deep, oblique or crosswise, diagonal or perpendicular.
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A long, stumbling fall, accelerated by a sudden increase of wind in the sails, ensued, and Lerumie, vainly trying to catch his footing, fetched up against the three strands of barbed wire on the lee rail.
Even Lerumie, variously lacerated by the barbed wire, did not scowl nor mutter threats.
A cat was left dangling by its skin when it got caught up in barbed wire in Telford.
They told the inquiry how crossing over the Thai border through Bukit Kayu Hitam in Perlis basically meant stepping over and dodging loosely placed barbed wire.
A DOG walker was left shocked after finding barbed wire strung at "head height" between two trees on a mountain path in the Rhondda.
I AM certain that my feelings of despair are prevalent upon reading reports that the Trumpeting decibels from the US have extolled the beauty of barbed wire and armed forces as the US' s borders.
Quetta -- Armed clashes erupted Sunday when Pakistani border guards tried to lay down barbed wire along the disputed frontier with Afghanistan in Chaman.
KANDAHAR -- Clash erupted between the Afghan and Pakistani forces on the installation of barbed wire near the Durand Line in Spin Boldak district on Sunday (October 14).
We're talking about real fencing, the kind that has highly tensioned with ever-menacing barbed wire; we're talking about digging holes for posts that were the size of giant sequoias.
Regarding Clell Ballard's article about barbed wire (Farm Collector, December 2017), where he described seeing a bumblebee impaled on a barbed wire fence: I found a description of the loggerhead shrike bird.
In this case report, we want to focus on the barbed suture, a relatively new device that has been developed as a superficial suture but then has been proposed to facilitate laparoscopic procedures as a useful time-saving device.