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A sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult
“When Betty Bee sets her stinger deep into your skin she forgets she has a barb attached to her stinger that prevents her from pulling it out of her victim.”
A deliberately hurtful remark
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“The barb stung her exactly the way he hoped it would.”
An abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine
A witty remark or joke
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The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
An antenna or appendage used for feeling, especially on an insect
A bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish
A spearlike weapon with a barbed head
Any object used as a weapon by being thrown or fired through the air
A curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals
To give a point to
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