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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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"The situation was made worse as there was a roll of discarded barbed wire underneath and this must have pricked his feet every time he moved.
Item Description: NON ISI Marked Barbed Wire 2 /A /A-2/8.33 To 9.26 Meters / kg
Later in the day, Sayuti said the barbed wire along the stretch near the border stone were at best waist-high, describing how he simply stepped over the wire to enter Thailand.
"We had agreed that he goes home as I go to look for money for the barbed wire. But later in the day, I received a phone call that my son had taken his life," he said.
Mr Evans removed the barbed wire and handed it to a staff member from Natural Resources Wales, who was parked in a van nearby.
Now there does not seem to be much difference: barbed wire is certainly not beautiful, nor is the presence of fifteen thousand armed troops much of a commendation that the US is to be a beacon of friendly welcoming democracy to economical or political impoverished people.
"We have our military on the border," Trump said in Montana, while campaigning for the Republicans in the state ahead of next week's midterm election, adding that "and I noticed all that beautiful barbed wire going up today, the barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight".
Pakistan is pursuing a plan to lay down barbed wire on the 2,430-kilometer Durand Line.
The Afghan forces would not allow the Pakistani troops to install barbed wire on the border, he added.
This cat is now being treated after suffering shocking injuries when it was caught in barbed wire
Dad had a sixth sense knowing which barbed wire could be spliced in this manner and which needed to be handled as delicately as a freshly laid egg.
A DISTRESSED horse which had become entangled in barbed wire was rescued by firecrews.