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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barb  \Barb\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Barbed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Barbing}.] 
  1.  To  shave  or  dress  the  beard  of  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  clip;  to  mow.  [Obs.]  --Marston. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  with  barbs,  or  with  that  which  will  hold  or 
  hurt  like  barbs,  as  an  arrow,  fishhook,  spear,  etc 
 
  But  rattling  storm  of  arrows  barbed  with  fire. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbed  \Barbed\,  a.  [See  4th  {Bare}.] 
  Accoutered  with  defensive  armor;  --  said  of  a  horse.  See 
  {Barded}  (  which  is  the  proper  form.)  --Sir  W.  Raleigh. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbed  \Barbed\,  a. 
  Furnished  with  a  barb  or  barbs;  as  a  barbed  arrow;  barbed 
  wire. 
 
  {Barbed  wire},  a  wire,  or  a  strand  of  twisted  wires,  armed 
  with  barbs  or  sharp  points.  It  is  used  for  fences. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbed 
  adj  1:  capable  of  wounding;  "a  barbed  compliment";  "a  biting 
  aphorism";  "pungent  satire"  [syn:  {biting},  {nipping}, 
  {pungent}] 
  2:  having  or  covered  with  protective  barbs  or  quills  or  spines 
  or  thorns  etc.;  "a  horse  with  a  short  bristly  mane"; 
  "bristly  shrubs";  "burred  fruits"  [syn:  {barbellate},  {briary}, 
  {briery},  {bristled},  {bristly},  {burred},  {burry},  {prickly}, 
  {spiny},  {thorny}] 




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