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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrack  \Bar"rack\,  n.  [F.  baraque,  fr  It  baracca  (cf.  Sp 
  barraca),  from  LL  barra  bar.  See  {Bar},  n.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  A  building  for  soldiers,  especially  when  in 
  garrison.  Commonly  in  the  pl.,  originally  meaning 
  temporary  huts,  but  now  usually  applied  to  a  permanent 
  structure  or  set  of  buildings. 
 
  He  lodged  in  a  miserable  hut  or  barrack,  composed  of 
  dry  branches  and  thatched  with  straw.  --Gibbon. 
 
  2.  A  movable  roof  sliding  on  four  posts,  to  cover  hay,  straw, 
  etc  [Local,  U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrack  \Bar"rack\,  v.  t. 
  To  supply  with  barracks;  to  establish  in  barracks;  as  to 
  barrack  troops. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrack  \Bar"rack\,  v.  i. 
  To  live  or  lodge  in  barracks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barrack 
  n  :  a  building  used  to  house  military  personnel 
  v  1:  urge  on  or  encourage  esp.  by  shouts;  "The  crowd  cheered  the 
  demonstrating  strikers"  [syn:  {cheer},  {inspire},  {urge}, 
  {urge  on},  {exhort},  {pep  up}] 
  2:  laugh  or  scoff  at  "The  crowd  jeered  at  the  speaker"  [syn: 
  {jeer},  {scoff},  {flout},  {gibe}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BARRACK,  n.  A  house  in  which  soldiers  enjoy  a  portion  of  that  of 
  which  it  is  their  business  to  deprive  others 
 
 




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