barb Dill insists her husband came back from Iraq a changed man.
Nora could arm and disarm within a sentence, could wield a barb and its curative salve within a phrase.
The beauty and grace of the rituals that barb undergoes are deeply contrasted with the inner turmoil she experiences here.
Olsen: I think it is mostly embodied in barb and her journey this season.
Even an exchange on gun control enabled Obama to recycle a barb once used against John Kerry, who played Romney in debate prep.
The barb of her contempt penetrated even his thick epidermis.
How gracefully their Colonel, the young Count of Eberstein, bounds on his barb!
Kate did not like to hear her father called barb, but Belle would not call him anything else.
In trying to draw it out they broke the shaft, thus leaving the barb in the wound.
Working for barb Doubleday; he branded mavericks for him, played dummy for his land entries, swore to false affidavits for him.
late 14c., "barb of an arrow," from Old French barbe (11c.) "beard, beardlike appendage," from Latin barba "beard," perhaps cognate with Old English beard (see beard (n.)).
late 15c., "to clip, mow;" see barb (n.). Meaning "to fit or furnish with barbs" is from 1610s. Related: Barbed; barbing.