verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for barb
Wind barbs Wind barbs are the most visible portion of a station plot.
A wind barb contains half lines, full lines, and flags to denote wind speeds.
A patch with smaller barbs punctured the slim stem of a tomato plant.Silk-based microneedles may help treat diseased plants|Kathryn Hulick|June 18, 2020|Science News For Students
On exposure to ultraviolet light, the barbs curved downward.
To make the microneedle’s barbs, the researchers took advantage of a curious effect of this type of 3-D printing.
Jon was a big fan and he spent hours planning responses to every possible barb.
Bills are piling up in an Iowa court case, Heki v. Bachmann, filed by another former Bachmann staffer, Barb Heki.Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes|John Avlon|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But every barb is delivered with a wink—and a chiseled, dashing smile.Behind the Scenes at ‘The Soup’: Joel McHale, Brian Williams & More|Kevin Fallon|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Barb Choit shows us old images as they fade to black – or cyan.
Even an exchange on gun control enabled Obama to recycle a barb once used against John Kerry, who played Romney in debate prep.Barack Obama Seizes the Upper Hand Over Mitt Romney at Second Debate|Howard Kurtz|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Accordingly he carries to court a beautiful barb, and requests his majesty's acceptance of it.
Some had one good edge, or a point or barb, while the other parts of the same stones showed only the natural form and fracture.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
This time he had received a genuine wound, with poison upon the barb of the arrow that had pierced him.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
He held in his hand a curious wooden spear with a loose barb tipped with the tusk of a walrus.The Norsemen in the West|R.M. Ballantyne
In form it belongs to Class A of stemmed implements, is lozenge-shaped, without shoulder or barb.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson