Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tram or shaft of a wheelbarrow; hence, jocularly, a raw-boned fellow.

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Examples

  • ‘Sit down there, ’ she said, pushing the half-throttled preacher with some violence against a broken chair—‘sit down there, and gather your wind and your senses, ye black barrow-tram o’ the kirk that ye are!

    Chapter XLVI

  • ‘Sit down there,’ she said, pushing the half-throttled preacher with some violence against a broken chair — ‘sit down there and gather your wind and your senses, ye black barrow-tram o’ the kirk that ye are.

    Guy Mannering

  • 'Sit down there,' she said, pushing the half-throttled preacher with some violence against a broken chair -- 'sit down there and gather your wind and your senses, ye black barrow-tram o' the kirk that ye are.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

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  • There's a lot going on in that limerick.

    February 28, 2017

  • A bullock at work that barrow-tram

    Was otherwise only a callow lamb.

    He met a faux gypsy

    Who helped him get tipsy

    Then took all his cash with a tarot scam.

    February 28, 2017