This infrastructure will include a ten-foot-high, gray concrete wall, topped with barbed wire, which will ring the dormitories.
People left, and when they came back, the projects they were living in were boarded up, fenced in with barbed wire.
Security at the compound was “extraordinary,” an official said, with 12- to 18-foot walls topped by barbed wire.
But the barbed tone of their reprimands, their raised voices, made clear there was something else going on here.
Two parallel fences tipped with barbed wire formed a narrow corridor into the gymnasium.
On the other hand, Tom, with his heavy shaft and barbed point, relied on a single weapon.
Why should you put up all this barbed wire between yourself and your friends?
There was plenty of barbed wire everywhere and by means of the wire cutters rude grates were made on which the tin cup was placed.
Lines of trenches and coils of barbed wire arrest your attention.
He told us that sharp, harsh, or bitter words entered his soul like barbed iron and he was upset and unstrung for hours afterward.
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.