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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 in the wound.

Richard was borne to his tent, and a surgeon was sent for to cut out the barb.

But the arrow had not missed its mark; it clung fast by the barb to his heart.

Barb broke abruptly in on the conversation: "What did Stone find out?"

Barb never smoked a good one in his life—you know that, Henry?

I heard old Barb Doubleday is grinning like a hangman today.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "barb of an arrow," from Old French barbe (11c.) "beard, beardlike appendage," from Latin barba "beard," perhaps cognate with Old English beard (see beard (n.)).

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