Barmcloth to Barricade
(Barm"cloth`) n. Apron. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bar"me*ci`dal) a. [See Barmecide.] Unreal; illusory. "A sort of Barmecidal feast." Hood.
(Bar"me*cide) n. [A prince of the Barmecide family, who, as related in the "Arabian Nights' Tales",
pretended to set before the hungry Shacabac food, on which the latter pretended to feast.] One who
proffers some illusory advantage or benefit. Also used as an adj.: Barmecidal. "A Barmecide feast."
(Bar"mote`) n. [Berg + mote meeting.] A court held in Derbyshire, in England, for deciding
controversies between miners. Blount.
(Barm"y) a. Full of barm or froth; in a ferment. "Barmy beer." Dryden.
Barn owl (Zoöl.), an owl of Europe and America which frequents barns and other buildings. Barn
swallow (Zoöl.), the common American swallow (Hirundo horreorum), which attaches its nest of mud to
the beams and rafters of barns.
(Barn) n. [OE. bern, AS. berern, bern; bere barley + ern, ærn, a close place. &radic92. See
Barley.] A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the
United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
(Barn), v. t. To lay up in a barn. [Obs.] Shak.
Men . . . often barn up the chaff, and burn up the grain.
(Barn), n. A child. [Obs.] See Bairn.
(Bar"na*bite) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A member of a religious order, named from St. Barnabas.
Barnacle eater (Zoöl.), the orange filefish. Barnacle scale (Zoöl.), a bark louse (Ceroplastes cirripediformis)
of the orange and quince trees in Florida. The female scale curiously resembles a sessile barnacle in
(Bar"na*cle) n. [Prob. from E. barnacle a kind of goose, which was popularly supposed to
grow from this shellfish; but perh. from LL. bernacula for pernacula, dim. of perna ham, sea mussel; cf.
Gr. pe`rna ham. Cf. F. bernacle, barnacle, E. barnacle a goose; and Ir. bairneach, barneach, limpet.]
(Zoöl.) Any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile species
and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See Cirripedia, and Goose barnacle.
(Bar"na*cle), n. [See Bernicle.] A bernicle goose.
(Bar"na*cle), n. [OE. bernak, bernacle; cf. OF. bernac, and Prov. F. (Berri) berniques, spectacles.]
1. pl. (Far.) An instrument for pinching a horse's nose, and thus restraining him. [Formerly used in
The barnacles . . . give pain almost equal to that of the switch.Youatt.
2. pl. Spectacles; so called from their resemblance to the barnacles used by farriers. [Cant, Eng.]
(Barn"yard`) n. A yard belonging to a barn.
(||Ba*roc"co) a. [It.] (Arch.) See Baroque.