It is a view that suggests, to paraphrase Mao, that justice grows out of the barrel of a gun.
As you can see on your screens, this young soldier is trying to strangle me with the barrel of his carbine.
Too much time in barrel equals a woody tasting, overly buttery, finish.
With oil above $100 a barrel, and gas nearing $4 a gallon, doomsayers wrongly predict the end of the recovery.
Paying cash on the barrel--or reducing your debt balances--raises the pain of acquiring the stuff.
On the island thus formed the barrel and some coal-bags floated about in the channel.
A barrel may sound hollow, but not a bird--this wiseacre acquaints us.
In one of the huts was discovered the barrel of a carbine and percussion lock.
On top of the barrel was a tin coffeepot, a china cup, and half a loaf of bread.
He received a summons to appear before the president, who said: "Sir, I am informed that you have a barrel of ale in your room."
c.1300, from Old French baril (12c.) "barrel, cask, vat," with cognates in all Romance languages (e.g. Italian barile, Spanish barril), but origin uncertain; perhaps from Gaulish, perhaps somehow related to bar (n.1). Meaning "metal tube of a gun" is from 1640s. Barrel roll in aeronautics is from 1927.
mid-15c., "to put in barrels," from barrel (n.). Meaning "to move quickly" is 1930, American English slang, perhaps suggestive of a rolling barrel. Related: Barreled; barreling.
a vessel used for keeping flour (1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16). The same word (cad) so rendered is also translated "pitcher," a vessel for carrying water (Gen. 24:14; Judg. 7:16).