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A shortening of "barbiturate," a drug class that consists of sedatives and hypnotics. Barbs are dangerous, man—I'd stay away from them.

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n. a barbiturate; a barbiturate capsule. (Drugs.) Joey is so hooked on barbs!
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The All Stars hail from the same Barbes district of Paris and will be giving a first Womad outing to their French-language take on ska, dancehall and soukous.
By the fifteenth and sixteenth century the barbes came from the peasantry, mostly illiterate shepherds and agricultural workers.
Once settled in her new home, Barbe's experiences ran contrary to her friends' appraisals.
Trainers Nicolas Clement and Jean-Claude Rouget, bloodstock agents Patrick Barbe and Gilles Forien, painter Hubert de Watrigant and stud manager Pierre Talvard were all flying to the Keeneland sales.
As I arrive at the Barbes stop I bear the artist's words in mind: "May voluntary weakness defeat imposed weakness."
Le centre d'elevage equin de Chaouchaoua compte actuellement 239 chevaux dont 128 pur-sang arabes, 63 barbes, 21 arabes barbes et autres chevaux de croisement arabo-anglais ou anglo-barbe et de race francaise.
At the same venue Camut Band from Spain will also entertain audiences with their mix of African percussion, tap dance, voice and sand dance in addition to the Osrchestre National De Barbes who re-invent traditional music from the Maghreb.
Meanwhile, Orchestre National de Barbes hail from the African quarter of Paris, leavening their music with a more commercially jazzy feel, but mostly keeping the spirit intact.
Called brothers or barbes, an affectionate term for elderly relatives such as uncles, they recited from memory texts of scripture (mostly vernacular translations of the gospels of Matthew and John or of the pastoral epistles), preached on morality rather than doctrine, heard confessions, and celebrated the Lord's Supper.
When leads finally move on to the ghetto of Barbes, an even tougher life awaits them.
In works like Chantier Barbes, Billboard, Paris 1994 (Barbes site, 1994), Huyghe erected billboards picturing workers at the construction sites beneath them, thus superimposing two realities: the actual (the construction in progress) and the recorded (the blown-up image).
Address : 15 Rue Barbes Cs 20073 Point(S) De Contact : Service De La Commande Publique : Ludivic Pourqui 11890 Carcassonne Cedex F
Stephanie Chazalon accompagnera le conseil d'administration et sa presidente dans l'elaboration d'un projet d'etablissement global sur les deux sites de l'institut, [beaucoup moins que] a la hauteur des ambitions de la ville et de l'attente des habitants du quartier [beaucoup plus grand que] L'Institut des cultures d'islam est un etablissement culturel de la mairie de Paris, installe au cœur du quartier de la Goutte-d'Or (Barbes), et dedie a la creation et la diffusion des cultures contemporaines en lien avec le monde musulman.
Il a ouvert le premier magasin specialise en destockage d'articles de mode a Barbes.
A video surfaced on social media of Bahraini teen singer Hala Turk and her step mama Moroccan singer Dounia Batma dancing to Saudi Arabia's latest dance crazed called "Barbes."