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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Barb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barbed p. pr. & vb. n. Barbing.]
 1. To shave or dress the beard of. [Obs.]
 2. To clip; to mow. [Obs.]
 3. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
    But rattling storm of arrows barbed with fire.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Barbed a.  Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See Barded (which is the proper form.)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Barbed, a. Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed wire.
 Barbed wire, a wire, or a strand of twisted wires, armed with barbs or sharp points. It is used for fences.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting
             aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: biting, nipping,
              pungent, mordacious]
      2: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines
         or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly
         mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous
         whiskers" [syn: barbellate, briary, briery, bristled,
          bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous,
          spiny, thorny]