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[bahrb] /bɑrb/
a band or small scarf of lace, worn around the head or neck by women.
barb1 (def 8).
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  • barbe had the best reason to know what her brother-in-law's resources were, as she had made herself his cashier.

    Artist and Model Ren de Pont-Jest
  • barbe was not only compassionate, but ready to answer all the questions in her power.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • However, after admiring everything, barbe left the place with envy gnawing at her heart.

    Artist and Model Ren de Pont-Jest
  • If there was no barbe in the world he could have taken Letty as the mate his soul was longing for.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • As barbe opened the sash and put her head out the morning air met her with a chill.

    The Story of Tonty Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • An', barbe, you begin to look like crawlin' about again an' not so washed out.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • (I cannot possibly bring myself to call thee barbe or Varvra).

    A Nobleman's Nest Ivan Turgenieff
  • barbe sat beside him—she could scarce believe he was there in the flesh.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • barbe suppressed his manliness, because she herself was so imperious.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • It appears that in his lifetime he was known by the sobriquet of barbe Bleu.

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