a weedy, coarse grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, having a spikelike cluster of flowers.
- Barn owl
a yellowish-brown and white owl, Tyto alba, often inhabiting barns and other buildings. Historical Examples If so, the White or barn owl is probably the particular species to which reference is made. Bible Animals; J. G. Wood However, neither with the barn owl nor with man has the species-maker had his own way. Birds of […]
- Barn raising
(in rural areas) a party, usually providing food, drink, etc., for the purpose of assisting a neighbor to put up a new barn. Historical Examples Come a muster or a barn raising or an election or anything, Harve Allen fought somebody—and licked him. Back Home Irvin S. Cobb It can be made as much of […]
a city in South Yorkshire, in N England. Historical Examples At the Wharncliffe Silkstone colliery, Barnsley, eleven men were killed and two injured by an explosion. The Annual Register 1914 Anonymous Created a parliamentary borough in 1918, Barnsley returns one member to Parliament. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various A mile or […]
a city in SE Massachusetts. Historical Examples “Mr. Barnstable and I are to be remarried immediately,” Mrs. Croydon observed with dignity. Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates Barnstable stared at him with eyes which were full of confusion and of helplessness. Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates Barnstable boiled up as a caldron of mush […]