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barb

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

barb

n. a barbiturate; a barbiturate capsule. (Drugs.) Joey is so hooked on barbs!
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To make matters worse there was a roll of barbed wire below his body, and his feet were getting caught on it.
'After several hours, we arrived at the border stone with Thai writing on it near Padang Besar, but around it was only barbed wire which we managed to pass through without much effort,' he said on the seventh day of the inquiry.
"About three quarters of the way down, the barbed wire was strung across the path at head height.
It does not stretch the memory to remember that not so very long ago the Soviet Union and its undemocratic satellites were employing barbed wire and armed guards to secure their borders.
Quoting an unnamed official in Quetta, BBC reported that the clash took place in Tanga Darra area after Afghan forces interfered as Pakistan soldiers were installing the barbed wire.
The gunfight erupted when Pakistani armed forces wanted to install barbed wire in Saro Sahano area in the limits of Spin Boldak district.
Dad taught us kids the art of splicing barbed wire that has become so brittle that attempting to bend it caused it to snap like a dried twig.
Just read the article in Farm Collector (December 201 7) about barbed wire fences and the bumblebee impaled head-first on a barb.
This new technique involves the use of the standard suture material with axially spaced barbed segments on each side of a midpoint.
The barbed Kynar connectors from Qosina include straight connectors, elbow connectors, T-connectors and reducers.
Barbed wire has also been installed on boundary wall.
A MOUNTAIN biker was left bloodied after he rode face-first into barbed wire stretched across a popular woodland track.
Have you ever wondered whatever happened to all the barbed wire
DOG walker William Armstrong told of his shock after a pile of barbed wire was dumped near a Tyneside road.