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barb

n. a barbiturate; a barbiturate capsule. (Drugs.) Joey is so hooked on barbs!
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Machaon passed into the middle of the ring and at once drew the arrow from the belt, bending its barbs back through the force with which he pulled it out.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
Bohning's new Stronghold Bowfishing Point is made of 100 percent stainless steel for ultimate strength, while also holding three swing-out barbs to hold the hardest-fighting or softest fish.
otherwise, it would pose a hazard for wildlife, and rusted barbs could
Each quill contains a conical black tip studded with a layer of microscopic, backward-facing barbs and a cylindrical base with smooth, scale-like structures.
The double strand made the fence stand up to cattle, and livestock soon learned to steer clear of the barbs.
5,6) Each suture is a polypropylene monofilament specially engineered to form barbs in one or two directions that will anchor into and hold the soft tissue.
772-g part's barbed legs are around 400 pm wide at the barbs, and the end where they are joined has a 500-pm hole.
Recently, the field of plastic surgery was introduced to a new concept of barbed suture, which uses novel unidirectional (V-Loc, Covidien, Mansfield, MA) or bidirectional (Quill, Angiotech, Vancouver, BC) barbs to secure tension-free tissue approximation.
But barbs will damage horses, snag the wool of sheep, tear up the udders and ears of goats, and rip your arm open if you're not careful.
Bidirectional barbed suture, in which barbs are cut into the suture so that they are facing in a direction opposite to that of the needle, are designed to resist migration.
The 13-year-old, who hasn't been named, suffered horrific internal injuries when the barbs punctured his stomach.
After the shot, the point's barbs open to an incredible 2 3/4-inch diameter (roughly the size of a snuff can) for unmatched holding power.
Over three hundred of Samuel Johnson's nastier barbs and their meanings are gathered from his various writings under one cover to appeal to modern readers seeking new ways of insulting.