from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of stripping bark from trees, of removing a ring of bark from a tree so as to kill it, or of scraping dead bark from fruit-trees to promote their growth.
  • noun The operation of tanning leather with bark; also, the operation of dyeing fabrics with an infusion of bark.
  • noun The uttering of an abrupt explosive cry, as that of a dog.

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

  • verb Present participle of bark.
  • adjective Who or that barks or bark.
  • adjective British slang Short for barking mad.
  • noun The action of the verb to bark.


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  • "You must be careful to insert complete route on strap tag", in the abbreviated language of railroad telegraphers. --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 20, 2013