How gracefully their Colonel, the young Count of Eberstein, bounds on his barb!
The "mastiff" epithet stuck like a barb in my boyish chivalry.
My grandfather had a barb of thees kind—but she has gone dead, and so have my grandfather.
The delayed realization of her patience of misery rankled like a barb.
In trying to draw it out they broke the shaft, thus leaving the barb ...