from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of acting in barns, as strolling players; hence, the practice of playing “upon the road” or “in the provinces.”


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  • And we have no precedent for Ginni Thomas, who has her own Tea Party group, who's raising funds for Tea Party groups, who's out there giving barn-storming speeches to Tea Party members.

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  • Anyone that could turn a treble-winning barn-storming team into a tentative one-man outfit in a few months is special and deserved longer at the helm, at the very least to entertain fans of other clubs in Serie A.

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  • Sports & the Arts photos A photo from the 1920s shows Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on a barn-storming tour.

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  • Barack Obama is following up his successful barn-storming Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire with Oprah Winfrey with an appearance in Los Angeles tonight.

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  • Congratulations to Harriet Harman on winning the Deputy Leadership contest with a barn-storming 18.95% of the vote.

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  • Then, like the veteran performer who knows how well physical movement alone can command attention, he was on his way, barn-storming across the continent by train, From Philadelphia to St. Louis to San Francisco, then back by way of Chicago, Niagara Falls, and Boston.

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  • There will be a four-day barn-storming tour across the country.

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  • Your local organizations seem sound, and I've told each and every volunteer I've met to keep their ears down for Hoffa barn-storming scuttlebutt.

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  • Every class in colonial days seems to have found its own peculiar way of enjoying itself, whether by fascinating through beauty and brilliance the supposedly sophisticated French dukes, or by pelting barn-storming actors with eggs and other missiles.

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  • "Oh, yes, if you include the road companies of the barn-storming days, perhaps," admitted Mr. DeVere.

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