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bar·ba

(bar'bă), [TA]
1. The beard.
2. A hair of the beard.
Synonym(s): beard [TA]
[L.]

beard

(bîrd)
n.
1. A growth of hair on the chin, cheeks, and throat of a person, especially a man.
2. A tuft or growth of hairs, bristles, or other hairlike threads on a plant or animal.

beard′less adj.

beard

The hair on the face and throat.

beard

1. in goats and dogs, beards are conventional collections of chin hairs; seen only in certain dog breeds such as Afghan hounds and Bearded collies.
2. in turkeys, beards are an agglomeration of modified feathers, or hair/feathers, consisting of individual filaments that arise from individual beard papillae. Called also barba.
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Mark Johnston's exploration of the beard as a fetish object is a valuable contribution to the growing literature on the gender implications of the adornment and embellishment of the body in early modern English culture.
I grew my first beard when I was about 22, a Van Dyck, and a few years later removed it because I became an instructor in the Army cadets.
Facial hair in Islam is complicated, and the politics of wearing a beard brings lots of heated debate and political wrangling.
My partner has a beard and I love him for who he is.
Justice Samuel Alito, sounding like the prosecutor he once was, suggested a simple solution to the concealment issue: Give the inmate a comb and instruct him to comb the beard.
The aim for a lot of our customers is to grow a big beard if they can - but not everyone can grow one.
Earlier, police officers detained a man named Ozod at the market in Khujand, and forcibly shaved off his beard at the police office.
In fact, so ubiquitous are they that in April this year scientists declared we have reached "peak beard" - a point at which the more beards there are, the less attractive they become.
Yet to understand better how and why Beard wrote An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution, one must have a sense of the life and times of Charles Austin Beard.
Last month, Dera Ghazi Khan District Council has passed a resolution for imposing a ban on growing beard of various designs.
However, the representative commented that David would not be able to work for the company unless he got rid of his beard.
CALVIN Harris has said he grew a beard so he was taken seriously enough to win a Grammy.