from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A barrow; a hand-pushed cart of the type commonly used in markets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bar or tower placed at the end of a bridge.
- n. A Portuguese linear measure, equal to 1.25 yards, used for cloths of various kinds.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Don't miss the article on the often-violent Argentine supporters clubs known as barra bravas by Alexei Barrionuevo and Charles Newberry in Sunday's Times.
Some of River's most ardent supporters, known as barra braves, rioted and fought with the police when the team was relegated last season.
That's when the Greek government removed a cold war-era military barrier, called a barra, blocking the only road to the villages.
At 2 P.M. on the 24th we were abreast of Ambriz, an important settlement, where a tall red and white cliff, with a background of broken blue hill, showed a distinct "barra," or river mouth, not to be confounded with the English "bar."
A young woman has just arrived from a distant village, with the express object of procuring from the Taleb (Overweg) a medicine to produce abortion: she says she has been gadding, "barra" (out of her mother's house), and is frightened lest she should get a good beating.
Em vez de sublinhar texto, esta caneta criava uma barra de censura preta.
"Barra, barra out, out," the journalists shouted aggressively as they shoved Makram Mohamad Ahmad and tried to prevent him from reaching his office.
CMT Blog » Metered broadband: el fin de la barra libre
By Idea para decorar tu terraza: Una barra americana para servir cenas o desayunos on April 15, 2010 at 6: 59 am
Unlike the famous verses bawled at sporting fixtures and stag nights, and in Irish-themed bars across the world named in her honour, this has no cockles, no mussels, no death of a fever, and no barra wheeled through streets broad and narra.
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