Informal: Facetious. the game of horseshoes.
The game of horseshoe pitching (1920s+)
- Barnyard grass
a weedy, coarse grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, having a spikelike cluster of flowers. Historical Examples barnyard grass (Panicum crusgalli) behaved like pigweed, and ‘needed considerable attention.’ Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, May 1899 Various
Informal. something that is highly exciting, impressive, etc.: The All Stars game was a real barnburner. Chiefly Pennsylvania. a wooden friction match. (initial capital letter) a member of the progressive faction in the Democratic Party in New York State 1845–52. Compare Hunker. Contemporary Examples It was a barn-burner, which had the crowd laughing and cheering […]
any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, usually having a calcareous shell, being either stalked (goose barnacle) and attaching itself to ship bottoms and floating timber, or stalkless (rock barnacle or acorn barnacle) and attaching itself to rocks, especially in the intertidal zone. a person or thing that clings tenaciously. Historical Examples Then Mart gripped […]
John Thomas, 1845–1905, English physician, social reformer, and philanthropist, born in Ireland. Historical Examples Barnardo laid great stress on the religious teaching of the children under his care. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various Dr. Barnardo has little difficulty in disposing of such gifts. The Quiver, 2/1900 Various The Kent […]