a large pocketknife with one blade.
Joel, 1754–1812, U.S. poet and diplomat.
Contemporary Examples

barlow was strangely evasive with the police, refusing to confirm he was the person who called Atkinson, yet he obviously was.
The Assemblyman Has a Gun: The Steven Brooks Saga Jon Ralston January 23, 2013

barlow used his laptop to record Harry’s musical contribution after visiting him while he was in Jamaica.
Harry Plays Tambourine in Jubilee Song: Video Tom Sykes May 17, 2012

On Sunday, barlow posted on Twitter that he had “no involvement whatsoever” in the Brooks arrest.
The Assemblyman Has a Gun: The Steven Brooks Saga Jon Ralston January 23, 2013

Historical Examples

Mr. barlow dominates for miles around in agricultural implements.
Dawson Black: Retail Merchant Harold Whitehead

On April 27 he sent out his first fleet under Amidas and barlow.
Raleigh Edmund Gosse

I would keep Brown behind the crest, watching barlow’s movements.
Manual of Military Training James A. Moss

“Miss barlow, I envy you,” said Hetty in a tone which startled even herself.
Hetty’s Strange History Anonymous

Zat ees nozzing, mon capitaine—a leetle cut like wiz a barlow—like zat!
The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers

So I took the path, which, but for Mr. barlow, I might never have trodden.
The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens

barlow, make a note of one plumber, one length of rubber pipe, and foot-lights.
The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces John Kendrick Bangs


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