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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BAR

Away runs the waiter to the bar, and gets the ale from the landlord.

After his admission to the bar, Mr. Chipman received him into partnership.

From the bar came the jingle of glasses and loud, cheerful conversation.

Behind him, in a darkened room, a barkeeper was wiping the bar with a clean cloth.

After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.

When the door swung open, I saw the towels hanging from the bar.

Macdonald strode to the forge and took out the bar of white-hot iron.

The shape of the bar presents no difficulties in the way of rolling.

He's thinkin' the ole Diamon' Bar's goin' t' be one too many fer 'em.

He wheeled his horse across the walk to bar her way, and quickly dismounted.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., "stake or rod of iron used to fasten a door or gate," from Old French barre (12c.) "beam, bar, gate, barrier," from Vulgar Latin *barra "bar, barrier," which some suggest is from Gaulish *barros "the bushy end" [Gamillscheg], but OED regards this as "discredited" because it "in no way suits the sense." Of soap, by 1833; of candy, by 1906 (the process itself dates to the 1840s). Meaning "bank of sand across a harbor or river mouth" is from 1580s, probably so called because it was an obstruction to navigation. Bar graph is attested from 1925. Bar code first recorded 1963. Behind bars "in prison" is attested by 1934, U.S.

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