Barber


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United States composer (1910-1981)

a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of

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"It is," said the barber, "the 'Sergas de Esplandian,' the lawful son of Amadis of Gaul."
"This that comes next," said the barber, "is 'Amadis of Greece,' and, indeed, I believe all those on this side are of the same Amadis lineage."
Then Grandfather amused his children and himself with fancying all the different sorts of people who had occupied our chair while they awaited the leisure Of the barber.
Chauncey, wearing a white wig, which the barber took from his head and placed upon a wig-block.
I sought him long from place to place, but it was only to-day, when I expected it least, that I came across him, as much irritated with me as ever"-- So saying the tailor went on to relate the story of the lame man and the barber, which has already been told.
"When the barber," he continued, "had finished his tale, we came to the conclusion that the young man had been right, when he had accused him of being a great chatter-box.
Departing, I would lift my hands above that barber's head and say, "Heaven bless you, my son!"
Suffice it that I submitted and went through with the cruel infliction of a shave by a French barber; tears of exquisite agony coursed down my cheeks now and then, but I survived.
If any barber is good enough to shave your neck, and then I am, too."
The amount of money the barbers get out of a fellow in a year would keep a baby."
"Matvey, my sister Anna Arkadyevna will be here tomorrow," he said, checking for a minute the sleek, plump hand of the barber, cutting a pink path through his long, curly whiskers.
Stepan Arkadyevitch could not answer, as the barber was at work on his upper lip, and he raised one finger.
His next care on leaving the barber's who had achieved his first metamorphosis was to enter a shop and buy a complete sailor's suit -- a garb, as we all know, very simple, and consisting of white trousers, a striped shirt, and a cap.
The barber's pole I successfully extracted from David's mouth, but the difficulty (not foreseen) of knowing how to dispose of a barber's pole in the Kensington Gardens is considerable, there always being polite children hovering near who run after you and restore it to you.
The man looked at him coldly, as if he had himself observed the likeness to the barber. "It is plain," he said, "that you do not care to assist me.