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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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The camp has for more than 20 years had rules stipulating fishing with barbless single-hook lures and the Silver Minnow has fished well all those years.
He uses barbless hooks so he can put them back and watch them swim away rather than taking them home for supper.
Hunters position themselves as environmentalists and as romantics, and indeed anglers have changed predatory fishing practices to less harmful ones such as returning fish, using barbless hooks and fish friendly nets (p.
The perch was quickly removed from the barbless hook and placed in the keepnet.
Great Barr veteran angler Tony Rake float-fished at the Derby AC pool recently using a No 12 barbless hook with lobworm bait and caught a record-breaking mirror carp weighing 48lb 6oz.
Anglers who fish this section ar restricted to artificial flies and lures (with barbless hooks), and, while the daily keeper limit is small--one trout, 20-inch minimum--you can catch all the fish you want as long as they're released back into the river unharmed.
Competitors followed international sport fly fishing rules, which require catch-and-release fishing using barbless hooks.
These will enforce curbs on bait, barbless hook and treble fishing, and implement the mandatory catch-and-release of all salmon and larger sea trout.
Derwent, Fontburn, Grassholme, Hury, Kielder Water and Scaling Dam all open up on Saturday, March 12 and the popular barbless catch and release permit will be continued and will cost PS15.
One angler was adamant that after catching a limit, the fishery should have a rule that all anglers must use barbless hooks to make releasing the fish easier.
Traces cost a few pounds and it pays to use barbless or semi-barbless hooks.
Another early item addressed, "Fish Mortality: Barbed Versus Barbless Hooks.