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- proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist E.E. Barney (fl. 1877-79).
- proper n. A male given name, and a diminutive of Barnabas, Barnaby, Bernard, or Barnett.
- proper n. A surname based on the given names, or from the place name Barney, Old English "barn/barley island".
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, a small car used in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania on inclined planes and slopes to push the mine-car up the slope.
- n. A prize-fight.
- n. Humbug.
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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN BARNEY DOES SOME EXPLORING All the same, it was a very disturbing night for Barney.
I wonder how open-minded in Barney is with polygamous marriages?
This deceit, which I call the Barney Frank Rule, must be stopped.
The Tyrannosaurus, jocularly nicknamed 'Barney', is to hold a press conference shortly.
Kaufman began by reading an essay soon to be published in Barney Rossett's Evergreen Review, which is now an online-only publication, he noted.
Barney is right, in an emperor has no clothes kind of way.
Now what FNM should have done, per Barney, is to send a note to the FNM MBS holder saying a little portion of your check this quarter is going to be delayed until Ralph on Elm Street catchs up.
That deciding can start now, with the rerelease of all the films in Barney's "Cremaster Cycle," the five-movie magnum opus he completed in 2002.
There have been times this season where she has seriously annoyed me, and I got close to thinking that Barney is too good for her.
Barney is nothing but a bag of hot air and nonsense and one of the reasons this country is in such dire straights at the present time.