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Noun
Plural for 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.”
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Plural for a deliberately hurtful remark
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“The barb stung her exactly the way he hoped it would.”
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Plural for a witty remark or joke
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Plural for the lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
Noun
Plural for an animal organ such as an antenna or palp that is used for testing things by touch or for searching for food
Noun
Plural for the state or quality of being mucronate
Noun
Plural for any object used as a weapon by being thrown or fired through the air, such as stone, arrow or bullet
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Plural for a bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish
Noun
Plural for a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals
Verb
To give a point to
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