(Bar"ger) n. The manager of a barge. [Obs.]
(Bar"ghest`) n. [Perh. G. berg mountain + geist demon, or bär a bear + geist.] A goblin, in
the shape of a large dog, portending misfortune. [Also written barguest.]
(Ba"ri*a) n. [Cf. Barium.] (Chem.) Baryta.
(Bar"ic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to barium; as, baric oxide.
(Bar"ic), a. ba`ros weight.]> (Physics) Of or pertaining to weight, esp. to the weight or pressure
of the atmosphere as measured by the barometer.
(Ba*ril"la) n. [Sp. barrilla.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to several species of Salsola from which soda is made, by burning the barilla in
heaps and lixiviating the ashes.
2. (Com.) (a) The alkali produced from the plant, being an impure carbonate of soda, used for making
soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching purposes. (b) Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore
plant, or kelp. Ure.
Copper barilla (Min.), native copper in granular form mixed with sand, an ore brought from Bolivia;
called also Barilla de cobre.
(||Bar"il*let) n. [F., dim. of baril barrel.] A little cask, or something resembling one. Smart.
(Bar" i`ron) See under Iron.
(Ba"rite) n. (Min.) Native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colorless, white
to yellow crystals also in granular form, and in compact massive forms resembling marble. It has a high
specific gravity, and hence is often called heavy spar. It is a common mineral in metallic veins.
(Bar"i*tone) a. & n. See Barytone.
(Ba"ri*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. bary`s heavy.] (Chem.) One of the elements, belonging to the alkaline
earth group; a metal having a silver-white color, and melting at a very high temperature. It is difficult to
obtain the pure metal, from the facility with which it becomes oxidized in the air. Atomic weight, 137.
Symbol, Ba. Its oxide called baryta. [Rarely written barytum.]
Some of the compounds of this element are remarkable for their high specific gravity, as the sulphate,
called heavy spar, and the like. The oxide was called barote, by Guyton de Morveau, which name was
changed by Lavoisier to baryta, whence the name of the metal.
(Bark) n. [Akin to Dan. & Sw. bark, Icel. börkr, LG. & HG. borke.]
1. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
2. Specifically, Peruvian bark.
Bark bed. See Bark stove Bark pit, a pit filled with bark and water, in which hides are steeped
in tanning. Bark stove (Hort.), a glazed structure for keeping tropical plants, having a bed of tanner's
bark (called a bark bed) or other fermentable matter which produces a moist heat.
(Bark), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barked (bärkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Barking.]
1. To strip the bark from; to peel.