Barba



the beard.
a hair of the head.
Contemporary Examples

“We are going to fight like hell to win—with or without the national Democrats,” barba says.
The Dems’ Cold Cash Calculus Samuel P. Jacobs September 7, 2010

I suspect that since lunch was my treat, barba took me to his favorite restaurant.
Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison Jason Batansky October 11, 2014

barba offered me a line of cocaine as we sat on his bunk bed covered by posters of musicians and half-naked women.
Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison Jason Batansky October 11, 2014

One of them fetched Manuel, nicknamed barba (Spanish for beard), who was, of course, clean shaven.
Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison Jason Batansky October 11, 2014

Historical Examples

This seemed to deter barba, and he would not move a step further up.
The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2) Bernal Diaz del Castillo

The first who wrote upon the therapy of cinchona was barba, a Spanish physician, whose work was printed in Seville in 1642.
An Epitome of the History of Medicine Roswell Park

Cortez was now too strong to be apprehended by any force which barba had at his command.
Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott

At barba del Puerco, the ground being unfit for cavalry, the Thirty-sixth took our place, and pressed them hotly home.
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever

One can easily imagine the astonishment of barba and his men; however, they could do no better than patiently submit.
The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2) Bernal Diaz del Castillo

barba was kindly received by Cortes, whom he informed that another small vessel might be expected with provisions in about a week.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. IV. Robert Kerr

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