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adjective as in fleet

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Barnum was there, and bought it all, lock, stock, and barrel.

With his big, barrel chest and narrow, little hips, Archie looks like two dogs grafted together at the midpoint.

Most geoscientists, he says, believe that the salt is impermeable, which means there’s no chance for the waste to escape into the surrounding environment even if one of the barrels holding the material were to leak.

Our adversaries have wised up, and now they’re attacking our elections, which is like shooting fish in a barrel.

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That makes it responsible for three times more carbon emissions than a barrel of “light crude,” which gushes out of the ground in Saudi Arabia.

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He ran like he was barreling down the stairs and he struggled to climb the 15-foot-tall drum riser.

Twenty minutes later, U.S. striker Jozy Altidore was barreling down the left sideline at top speed in pursuit of the ball.

It was kind of like when you walk over a grate and you can hear the subway barreling in.

Three armored police vans came barreling down the road firing shotgun pellets out of the turrets normally used to launch teargas.

The night started with celebrities barreling through the ballroom door, relieved that the E!

The mail, we read, was kept bright by barreling, but does not appear to have presented much scope for decoration.

For packing, salting, and barreling beef, this city gives place to no other in Europe.

A huge rock came barreling down the river and crashed right into the dam.

By this method the apples are sorted both at the picking and barreling time.

These bold adventurers made use of the land in the New World only for drying, salting and barreling their fish.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barreling, such as: speedy, brisk, fast, flying, quick, and rapid.

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