Barbe



a band or small scarf of lace, worn around the head or neck by women.
barb1 (def 8).
Historical Examples

barbe had the best reason to know what her brother-in-law’s resources were, as she had made herself his cashier.
Artist and Model Ren de Pont-Jest

barbe was not only compassionate, but ready to answer all the questions in her power.
Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge

However, after admiring everything, barbe left the place with envy gnawing at her heart.
Artist and Model Ren de Pont-Jest

If there was no barbe in the world he could have taken Letty as the mate his soul was longing for.
The Dust Flower Basil King

As barbe opened the sash and put her head out the morning air met her with a chill.
The Story of Tonty Mary Hartwell Catherwood

An’, barbe, you begin to look like crawlin’ about again an’ not so washed out.
A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas

(I cannot possibly bring myself to call thee barbe or Varvra).
A Nobleman’s Nest Ivan Turgenieff

barbe sat beside him—she could scarce believe he was there in the flesh.
A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas

barbe suppressed his manliness, because she herself was so imperious.
The Dust Flower Basil King

It appears that in his lifetime he was known by the sobriquet of barbe Bleu.
The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical Frank H. Stauffer

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