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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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Since they started to work together, Barbe and Doucet have focused on opera exclusively though there was a refreshing exception last fall when they created a show for Big Apple Circus in New York.
Le general Mohamed Naguib, premier adjoint du ministere de l'Interieur et chef du secteur des prisons, a assure que le secteur des prisons compte un grand nombre d'officiers et de policiers, nul ne parmi eux n'a demande de laisser sa barbe pousser a l'exception du colonel a la prison de Borg El-Arab.
Shaikh Sultan, Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazroui with Salem Al Ketbi, Olivier Peslier and Philippe Barbe during the presentation ceremony.
Badel then helped Barbe complete a double when in the very next race, a three-year-old filly from Al Asayl Stables opened her career with a win.
For his part, Barbe trained in Montreal under costume designer Francois Barbeau.
Barbe also confirmed the Yoshida family had bought Turtle Bowl from the Haras de la Reboursiere et de Montaigu to stand at its Shadai Stallion Station in Japan.
Maintenance market and facility maintenance: individual heating with gas boiler with heat pump (with air conditioning reversible if CAP), hot water heater with individual health bath gas, flue gas, solar panels on the Moselle entire property portfolio of SAS Sainte Barbe.
Barbe said it was still "very doubtful" Danedream would be able to run in the Japan Cup on November 25 but she is still in training with Schiergen and likely to remain with him next year.
His father, Victor Barbe, who owns the hotel, told the hearing in Caernarfon: "He was talking to me about wanting some food in the evening and it was given to him in the room.
WEST End star Bronte Barbe is not only getting to return to home turf for Christmas, but the big launch night of Beautiful the musical will be a double celebration on her birthday.
Despite her self-professed shortcomings, Carole - played "Beautifully" by Bronte Barbe - falls in love and marries in quick succession after meeting her longtime songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, played last night by understudy Grant McConvey.
Barbe, MD, is urging physicians to participate in the Medicare Quality Payment Program, even if the business case isn't quite there.