Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become hard; form a crust.
  • To tan (or dye) with bark.
  • Consisting or made of bark: as, “barken knots,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Poetic Made of bark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective poetic Made of bark.
  • verb intransitive, Scotland To become hard or form a crust, like bark.
  • verb transitive To tan or dye with bark.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bark +‎ -en

Examples

  • I barken back to the rogue Taken Howler, the dead unexpectedly alive and inimical.

    Shadow Games

  • The barken structure was moored by means of a long rope to a tree a considerable distance from the water, so that in case of one of those sudden rises that sometimes took place, it would not be carried away by the freshet.

    The Hunters of the Ozark

  • When the Rifleman discovered the canoe lying against the bank, he sprung from the water, coming upon the frail barken structure with such force that he perceptibly started the bottom.

    The Riflemen of the Miami

  • So you may pass from village to village; now crossing green meads, now cornfields, over brooks, past woods, through farmyard and rick 'barken.'

    The Amateur Poacher

  • 'Thaay be up to barken' (rickyard), said the boy: so we went on to the next door.

    Round About a Great Estate

  • Nu växer barken ut, mitt namn förgås, och det betyder döden, säger sagan.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Ser jag åt lunden, där står mången stam 405 med Ingborgs runor ritade i barken.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • 'What would I do that for?' answered the hardy farmer; 'the best way's to let the blood barken upon the cut; that saves plasters, hinney.'

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • 'What would I do that for?' answered the hardy farmer; 'the best way's to let the blood barken upon the cut; that saves plasters, hinney.'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • 'What would I do that for?' answered the hardy farmer; 'the best way's to let the blood barken upon the cut; that saves plasters, hinney.'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 01

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