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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.
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Parallelement, le nombre de chevaux barbe a double sur la meme periode.
David Barbe, immediate past president of the AMA, testifies before the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee.
On the contrary, we must address it head on scientifically, in an evidence-based, principled fashion, and with the health and safety of our communities, our fellow Americans, and our children as our chief concern," Barbe said in a statement.
The next morning Mr Barbe said he went to the hotel to visit his son, adding: "He normally had his breakfast by the time I went there.
Barbe still spoke in favor of QPP and noted that the AMA is working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as well as Congress to make the program more valuable and meaningful for physicians.
Barbe explained what doctors can do this year to avoid a MIPS penalty.
The animals' live weights (LWs) and the following fleece characteristics were investigated: greasy fleece weight (FW), shoulder fiber hauteur length (SFHL), shoulder fiber barbe length (SFBL), shoulder fiber diameter (SFD), shoulder fiber elasticity (SFE), shoulder fiber strength (SFS), shoulder fleece yield (SFY), rump fiber hauteur length (RFHL), rump fiber barbe length (RFBL), rump fiber diameter (RFD), rump fiber elasticity (RFE), rump fiber strength (RFS), rump fleece yield (RFY), flank fiber hauteur length (FFHL), flank fiber barbe length (FFBL), flank fiber diameter (FFD), flank fiber elasticity (FFE), flank fiber strength (FFS) and flank fleece yield (FFY).
Classe monument national historique et touristique en 1999, ce centre s'etend sur plus de 804 hectares et dispose de 239 chevaux pur-sang arabes et barbes, pris en charge par 69 travailleurs.
"Seychellois islander Grace Barbe is the real deal and we are very proud of her continued success especially with the Western Australia Music Awards," says AMG Chairman Mark S.