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barb

(bärb)
n.
1. A sharp point projecting in reverse direction to the main point of a weapon or tool, as on an arrow or fishhook.
2. Zoology A small, sharp point projecting in reverse direction from the tip, as on a porcupine quill or a bee sting.
3. Zoology One of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather.
4. Botany A short, sharp, reflexed bristle or hairlike projection.
5. See barbel1.

barb-,

a combining form used to indicate derivatives of barbituric acid.

Barb

1. originally a distinct line of black Australian kelpies, but now the term is generally applied to any black kelpie.
2. a riding horse of great antiquity native to North Africa; bay, brown, chestnut, black, gray and 14 to 15 hands high. The foundation of the andalusian breed.
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The ASTM, or American Society for Testing and Materials awarded Lewis Barbe this sought-after leadership position not too long ago, a recognition of the many contributions, extensive experience, considerable expertise and demonstration of commitment to workplace and product safety of Barbe throughout his long and accomplished career.
In 2013, Barbe shepherded Dentons' preeminent team of tax credit lawyers through more than $1 billion In tax credit equity investments on behalf of clients around the country.
Lord Lloyd-Webber said Barbe had "half-cracked it" following her rendition of KT Tunstall's hit Suddenly I See.
But "a significant improvement in GDP growth is already priced in and it would likely take a significant surprise on the upside for this figure to counter the correction" in world stock markets, said Barbe.
Dumont intercuts between the small French unit's inevitable descent into barbarism -- they kill children and rape, but are no less cruel than their unforgiving Muslim opponents -- and Barbe, pregnant back at home, trying to cope with several existential crises at once.
The historic Kenyan tree-planting success was the first of many inspired by St Barbe Baker during his long life (see box).
In a chapter on "first foundations" she evokes the role of Barbe Acarie and her circle in establishing a French Carmelite order, sloughing off the tutelage of Mother Ana de Jesus and her entourage of Spanish nuns brought to ensure adherence to Saint Teresa's model.
Indeed, the universe of La Barbe-bleue is one of glittering material splendor: "on retrouve [ici] l'or et l'argent, les pierres precieuses, qui constituent la richesse de la Barbe bleue .
Barbe Baker, founder of the Men of the Trees organization.
He attended the College de Sainte Barbe in Paris, where he studied law while also leading a debauched and rowdy life.
As an elementary school student, Chad Barbe dreamed of growing up to be a scientist as he sat in his classroom of School 58 in Rochester, N.
Trials of covers are reportedly to begin in April, and Barande-A Barbe said: "I would like to think that he could go back to Ascot next year, but we will see.