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barbu

[bahr-boo] /bɑrˈbu/
noun
1.
a threadfin, Polydactylus virginicus, inhabiting western Atlantic coastal waters.
Origin of barbu
< French: literally, bearded, having barbels or wattles < Late Latin *barbūtus, for Latin barbātus. See barbate
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  • But really, barbu, it was only right that you should live in comfort, for none knew better than you how to appreciate it!

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • barbu and Crafleux piqued themselves on their gentlemanly manners.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • barbu and Crafleux revealed to us beautiful souls; they were two model Prussians.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • Two days before barbu had invited his brothers-in-arms to dinner.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • And on the cover barbu had written in his neatest hand and best French, "Sacrifice to the invisible spirits."

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • That is why, on reflection, we hesitated to offend barbu and Crafleux.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • Now an officer had installed himself in our house that very morning, taking the place of barbu and Crafleux.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • Le tombeau de Scipion le barbu est en pprin, ce tuf rugueux, gristre, sem de taches noires.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • So barbu and Crafleux installed themselves downstairs, and we upstairs.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • After barbu's stay a little petroleum was left, which we used with miserly care.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta

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