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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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But no one can beat barbs as much as Christian Bables,' said a netizen.
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 has won awards for her efforts, including the Merseyside Women Making A Difference award and the Wirral Award 2006.
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 planned and attended the 2010 Labor Retreat April 25-27, 2010
Barb Wire is set in Steel Harbor, "the last free city," during America's Second Civil War in 2017.
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.
Their barbed stinger grows from the tail like a fingernail and is covered with a toxic venom but deaths from contact with the barb are rare.
The barb is designed for maximum tensile strength on tubing with IDs of 1/16 inch.
If you need a copy of the message, contact your local TACOM logistics assistance representative (LAR) or TACOM's Barb Painter at DSN 793-4403/(309) 782-4403 or email: barb.