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bark something out at someone

 and bark something at someone; bark something to someone; bark something out (to someone)
Fig. to say something harshly to someone. The sergeant barked the orders out at the recruits. He barked an order at his staff. The teacher barked a reprimand out to the class. He barked out the order clearly and loudly.
See also: bark, out
References in classic literature ?
Such was the thought of Aramis, when, after having fought the fight, he decided upon flight - a flight most dangerous, since all the assailants were not dead; and that, admitting the possibility of putting the bark to sea, they would have to fly in open day, before the conquered, so interested on recognizing their small number, in pursuing their conquerors.
During this time, the Bretons had pushed the bark to the beach.
Where exposure to weather might loosen the wrap, glue made of fish skin or hide scrapings was used to adhere the bark to a foundation.
This was due to natural chemicals in the bark (tannins and other chemicals) that were produced by tree bark to prevent invasion of the living tree by various pests.
For instance, betulin, the compound that whitens paper birch bark, also deters against desiccation and bacteria, fungi, insects and gnawing animals, and the curious, concentric cracks often found on red maple bark result from repeated cycles of fungal infections and attempts by the bark to wall off, or compartmentalize, the intruders.
They bark to get attention, and owners reinforce the behavior with their response.
Ardella provided a stash of birch bark to work from, and armed with loppers and pruning shears, we hit the brush to come up with the twigs needed for the job.
If you want the bark to eventually ward off potential accosters, select a cue that will make sense in that context, such as "Stop
New research, soon to be published, suggests that dogs bark to convey a range of emotions.
New research soon to be published suggests that dogs bark to convey a range of emotions that humans understand.
Sapsuckers constitute another potentially destructive group of woodpeckers, as they drill holes deep into the bark to feed on oozing sap.
New equipment transports the bark to the presses and on to the silo near the steam holler, which is also used to recover energy from sludge generated by the mill's waste treatment plant.
Provincial Papers in Thunder Bay is installing three boilers this spring and will need to purchase bark to fuel them.
Goshawks use pieces of bark to line their twiggy egg beds.
In the following descriptions we assume that the researcher employs a random protocol to choose the portion of bark to be sampled.