The building is 800 feet in length, and is supplied with about 200 machines for twisting and barbing the wire.
Others have notches in them, somewhat similar to an attempt at barbing.
Then followed a device for twisting and barbing, and the application of horse power.
Then, barbing it with a sting of his own making, he added: "But Gitanos, never!"
The barbing and twisting together of the two longitudinal strand wires is done by automatic machinery.
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.