Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bar or tower placed at the end of a bridge.
  • noun A Portuguese linear measure, equal to 1.25 yards, used for cloths of various kinds.

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  • noun Geordie A barrow; a hand-pushed cart of the type commonly used in markets.

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Examples

  • Don't miss the article on the often-violent Argentine supporters clubs known as barra bravas by Alexei Barrionuevo and Charles Newberry in Sunday's Times.

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  • Some of River's most ardent supporters, known as barra braves, rioted and fought with the police when the team was relegated last season.

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  • Some of River's most ardent supporters, known as barra braves, rioted and fought with the police when the team was relegated last season.

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  • Don't miss the article on the often-violent Argentine supporters clubs known as barra bravas by Alexei Barrionuevo and Charles Newberry in Sunday's Times.

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  • That's when the Greek government removed a cold war-era military barrier, called a barra, blocking the only road to the villages.

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  • At 2 P.M. on the 24th we were abreast of Ambriz, an important settlement, where a tall red and white cliff, with a background of broken blue hill, showed a distinct "barra," or river mouth, not to be confounded with the English "bar."

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • A young woman has just arrived from a distant village, with the express object of procuring from the Taleb (Overweg) a medicine to produce abortion: she says she has been gadding, "barra" (out of her mother's house), and is frightened lest she should get a good beating.

    Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government

  • Em vez de sublinhar texto, esta caneta criava uma barra de censura preta.

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  • Em vez de sublinhar texto, esta caneta criava uma barra de censura preta.

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  • "Barra, barra out, out," the journalists shouted aggressively as they shoved Makram Mohamad Ahmad and tried to prevent him from reaching his office.

    Magda Abu-Fadil: Egyptian Media Defects Highlighted by Local Journalists

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