from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See barb.
  • n. Same as bard.
  • n. A superior teacher or ecclesiastic among the Vaudois.


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  • And in France, it is called Barbe à papa, which means "Papa's beard."

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  • As, Shaun replied patly, with tootlepick tact too and a down of his dampers, to that I have the gumpower and, by the benison of Barbe, that is a lock to say with everything, my be-loved. —

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  • (By the way, 'The Widow' is not only what people called Barbe-Nicole, but also what people called her Champagne for many years -- as in, "Bring me a bottle of The Widow, Jeeves.")

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  • "Barbe," said my father, "you are a holy and worthy woman, but you oblige me to make my excuses to this gentleman for your want of politeness, which is caused less, to say the truth, by the natural disposition, which is a good one, than by your neglected education."

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  • "If Europe sorts out its fiscal problems soon, there is still time for markets to recover fast enough to prevent major economic damage to emerging economies," Sebastien Barbe, strategist at Credit Agricole, wrote in a note to clients.

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  • In 1784, French diplomat Francis Barbe Marbois was assaulted, but no remedy was available to him.

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  • Last week I was reading about Barbe-Nicole Cliquot Ponsardin, the woman who created the modern champagne industry at the time when all the other winemakers were still trying to remove those pesky bubbles.

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  • "It was a very tough decision," Jackson said after choosing Tennessee at the Barbe coaches 'office.

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  • BATON ROUGE LSU's lofty recruiting rankings for the class of 2009 took a hit close to home Thursday morning when No. 2-ranked cornerback Janzen Jackson of Barbe High in Lake Charles signed with Tennessee after committing to LSU a year ago.

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  • It was a very tough decision, Jackson said after choosing Tennessee at the Barbe coaches 'office.

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