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  • n. A noisy argument.
  • n. A minor physical fight.
  • v. To argue, to quarrel.


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  • Rhymes with Barney

    Me and Barney
    Jealously barnied on the jarney
    Over a tempting sarnie

    (Spontaneous grotesque verse)

    October 30, 2013

  • "... ashamed of the story behind his black eye....

    'Did you,' Les Chaffey said, helping himself to his guest's uneaten food, 'have a barney?'

    Charles stared at his host, transfixed.

    'A blue?'

    He had a headache, and his neck hurt too.

    'A stoush?' Les Chaffey suggested, leaning across his laden plate with knife and fork poised...."

    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 388

    April 17, 2009

  • (n): in cinematography, a quilted cozy that fits around a camera to reduce camera noise. Generally only effective on a camera that is relatively quiet to begin with. The term comes from barney blanket, a kind of horse blanket.

    January 17, 2009