Thesaurus / barbed
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A barbed tail juts out of its backside, making up about 70 percent of its length.
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Some of the highways that run through the capital were blocked by military trucks and barbed-wire barricades.
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Bumblebees have a painful sting and, unlike the honeybee, with its barbed stinger, the sharp, smooth bumblebee stinger can sting multiple times.
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It should be fixed in the head by means of a thin, barbed iron wedge.
It was by paying attention to such little things that the Cave-men learned to make barbed spears.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Careless idle words, spoken jestingly, but every one of which went home like a barbed arrow to the mother's heart.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He would drive it into them like a barbed arrow—that never afterwards in all their lives would they be rid of.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Even at that time I saw that some of the arrows were British, but more of some outland make with cruelly barbed heads.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
Even the ladies of the house of the Medici did me the honor of their subtly barbed friendliness.
THE MEDICI BOOTSPEARL NORTON SWET
By this time the red cow had become excited and was threatening to follow her fool daughter through the barbed wire fence.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
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