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Synonyms for barb

Synonyms for barb

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

the pointed part of barbed wire

a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

provide with barbs

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I feel so blessed and humbled," said Barb, who is revered the world over.
Kantar Media acknowledges today's announcement from BARB and is committed to working with BARB and its stakeholders to develop compelling and rigorous solutions to ensure the service continues to meet the highest standards.
Barb was asked to comment, but was unable to do so.
Barb Jungr plays the Rodewald Suite at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday December 7.
It was during the manual-tightening phase of the repair that the barbs were felt by the surgeons, though without any obvious signs of bleeding or glove tearing.
Barb Jungr regularly tours jazz and cabaret clubs here in the UK and in New York too, where she has picked up many awards for her pin drop performances.
Barb, who lives in Saughall Massie with her husband and son, added: "The littering isn't as bad now - it used to be wall to wall when I started.
Recently, the field of plastic surgery was introduced to a new concept of barbed suture, which uses novel unidirectional (V-Loc, Covidien, Mansfield, MA) or bidirectional (Quill, Angiotech, Vancouver, BC) barbs to secure tension-free tissue approximation.
Barb Swehla presented CE Options to the Directors of Nursing in Eastern Montana July 14, 2010 for 2 contact hours
At times, the artist's ability to wring value out of her small coffers rivals that of the savviest of studio heads: For the tawdriest third of the Barb trilogy, Word UP, which mirrors the wet-and-wild stripping sequence that opens Barb Wire, O'Marah located a Hollywood water wrangler who offered to provide a water truck and supervise the special effects for a decidedly budget-friendly two hundred dollars.
Born in Lakemba, Barb did her nurse's training at Canterbury Hospital for four years, then midwifery at Crown St Women's Hospital.
The 44-year-old TV personality was killed after a stingray barb entered his heart while he was filming off Australia's north coast.
But it is when the barb enters the body through the chest area that very serious injuries can occur.
An ideal and highly recommended introductory primer on using a computer, Taming Your Computer by Barb Walker is a quick-reference guide to operating a computer laid out in a large type question/answer formate specifically step-by- step accessible to the complete beginner with no prior computer experience.
Allied Tube & Conduit, a Tyco International company, is the world's leading manufacturer of patented barbed tape products such as Razor Ribbon, Instabarrier and Detainer Hook Barb.