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), 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.

(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.

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 form.

(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 sing.]

The barnacles . . . give pain almost equal to that of the switch.

2. pl. Spectacles; — so called from their resemblance to the barnacles used by farriers. [Cant, Eng.] Dickens.

(Barn"yard`) n. A yard belonging to a barn.

(||Ba*roc"co) a. [It.] (Arch.) See Baroque.

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." Dickens.

(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) 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.

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