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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of barter.


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  • The soldiers were met by wranglers from Trabandt's ranch who played the role of tribesmen and "bartered" for the use of their animals.

    Army Times - News

  • Even if the stocks didn't have to be converted to money to harness their value, but were instead "bartered" for something, the same principal would apply.


  • The ladies "bartered" skills; mother was a mender and chutney and jelly maker-one of the ladies 'nephews provided homegrown fruit.

    Hawaii Reporter

  • When Americans lived on farms in isolated towns where they grew, made, and bartered for everything they used, they could not purchase beer at a saloon, sex from a prostitute, contraceptives and pornography from a corner shop, or flashy clothes from British importers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Yet a pillowcase full of primo loot isn't nearly as special as a complex assembly to be parsed, bartered and savored for months.

    Sweeter Treats

  • Jean Patrick believes that he has "bartered a future with his legs," but his route leads him into the heart of the killing.

    Jane MacEyre? Updating an Orphan-to-Nanny Classic

  • She left an image of herself on the screen of the bartered phone.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • I almost asked her if she'd been traded for goats, or bartered in some other way, but she beat me to it.

    Reason for Being

  • It was, and still is, a political product; a nifty, new gadget to be publicized, bartered and sold in exchange for ratings, revenue and of course, power.

    Adam Klugman: Mainstream Media... Occupy This!

  • • Finally, not a ticket to be bought, bartered or looted for The Riots, Gillian Slovo's production at the Tricycle Theatre in north London.

    Hugh Muir's diary


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