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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A square or oblong piece of flannel, wrapped round an infant's body below the arms, the part extending beyond the feet being turned up and pinned. Also called barrow and barry.

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  • Sorry. That was an obvious misprint. It should have read "Welsh rabbi".

    October 11, 2011

  • How do you tell if a rabbit's Welsh? Does he sing manfully about wiping coal dust off his rugby ball?

    October 11, 2011

  • This term reminds me that I need to make sleeves for some of my fishing rods.

    October 11, 2011

  • *lies down on railway tracks*

    October 11, 2011

  • Wait. I thought yarb was anti-swaddling.

    October 11, 2011

  • They don't call yarb the Vancouver swaddler for nothing.

    October 11, 2011

  • I suppose it's so-named because it makes children easily portable by wheelbarrow.

    October 11, 2011

  • Perfect for swaddling cats and bunnies--just think how much help that would have been over on moro reflex. Why, just the other day . . . wait! Oh no! Toonces, look out!

    October 11, 2011

  • It's sort of like a Victorian onesy.
    My guess would have been a coffin, suitable attire for taking a dirtnap.
    I, myself, of course have my own special comfy burrow-coat; a sort of foxy dressing-gown. I wear it on those rare occasions when I dine alone, e.g. on a tasty Welsh rabbit.

    October 11, 2011

  • Here's a quaintness.

    October 11, 2011