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Barbs

Regional drug slang for cocaine.

barbs

lateral lamellae which project from the quill or calamus of the FEATHER and form the vane.

barbs

the primary, delicate filaments that are given off the shaft of a bird's contour feather. They project from the rachis and bear the barbules.
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Paolo Ballesteros is very much alive as transgender beauty queen Trisha, as he makes up Barb in a dressing room.
The barbs can be thought of as similar to serrated blades that require less work to cut tissue by localizing forces at the tips of the teeth of the blade.
All surgeons used double powder-free gloves (Ansell, Dothan, AL) in all cases; surgeons exchanged their outer gloves just prior to barb suture handling and removed the gloves immediately upon completion of the suture handling.
This observation aim to extend the knowledge on the histogenesis of barbs in feathers which is essential for further molecular studies on feather morphogenesis.
3 Sandwich the clamps around the barbs and tighten the screws snugly.
wire began about 1879, primarily in response to cattlemen who claimed that the long, not-easily-seen barbs of the earlier wire were punishing livestock and providing entry for screwworm disease.
recently developed an instrument for stripping a feather's quill of its fibrous barbs.
Chopped quill and barb parts have a similar weight and density but very different shapes: chopped quills are more globular than the flatter chopped barbs.
The rest of the play consists of duologues that bring Barbs into sometimes barbed and often boisterous contact with a widowed mom, a gay best friend, a long-term ex and a boy toy who happens to be the son Barbs' aerobics partner Alice gave up for adoption.
While this barb design may cut the likelihood of a leak, it also means that Value faces mold-design difficulties and sacrifices cavitation: A barbed fitting with a parting line on its conical section would typically run in an eight-cavity tool with four slides, while Value's design runs in a four-cavity tool that has a more complex arrangement of slides and inserts.