(n.) Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.
(n.) A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.
(n.) Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.
(n.) The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.
(n.) A bit for a horse.
(n.) One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.
(n.) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.
(n.) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
(n.) The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.
(n.) A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.
(n.) Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.
(v. t.) To shave or dress the beard of.
(v. t.) To clip; to mow.
(v. t.) To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
(n.) A spheroidal body growing from a plant either above or below the ground (usually below), which is strictly a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing, as it grows, a stem above, and roots below, as in the onion, tulip, etc. It differs from a corm in not being solid.
(n.) A name given to some parts that resemble in shape certain bulbous roots; as, the bulb of the aorta.
(n.) An expansion or protuberance on a stem or tube, as the bulb of a thermometer, which may be of any form, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.
(n.) A species to fresh-water fish of the Cyprinidae or Carp family. The common European species is Leuciscus cephalus; the cheven. In America the name is applied to various fishes of the same family, of the genera Semotilus, Squalius, Ceratichthys, etc., and locally to several very different fishes, as the tautog, black bass, etc.
(n.) A heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded the hand; a weapon; a cudgel.
(n.) Any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having such figure.
(n.) An association of persons for the promotion of some common object, as literature, science, politics, good fellowship, etc.; esp. an association supported by equal assessments or contributions of the members.
(n.) A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund.
(v. i.) To form a club; to combine for the promotion of some common object; to unite.
(v. i.) To pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense; to pay for something by contribution.
(v. i.) To drift in a current with an anchor out.
(v. t.) To beat with a club.
(v. t.) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.
(v. t.) To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end; as, to club exertions.
(v. t.) To raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment; as, to club the expense.
(n.) That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.
(n.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
(n.) A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
(n.) A curbstone.
(n.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.
(v. i.) To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
(v. t.) To bend or curve
(v. t.) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.
(v. t.) To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.