Barra



noun
(Austral, informal) a barramundi
noun
an island in NW Scotland, in the Outer Hebrides: fishing, crofting, tourism. Pop: 1078 (2001)
Contemporary Examples

Milena Baroni says she met him once, in the Rio suburb of barra da Tijuca, where Bruno lives.
Brazil’s Soccer Star a Murderer? Dom Phillips July 4, 2010

To get you up to speed on barra, here are five things you need to know about her career.
Up to Speed: 5 Things to Know About Mary Barra, GM’s First Female CEO William O’Connor December 9, 2013

barra is the daughter of a die maker who worked at GM for 39 years.
Up to Speed: 5 Things to Know About Mary Barra, GM’s First Female CEO William O’Connor December 9, 2013

In both of those positions, barra was in a prime spot to implement much-needed changes.
Up to Speed: 5 Things to Know About Mary Barra, GM’s First Female CEO William O’Connor December 9, 2013

Historical Examples

The first of these, consisting of but one vessel, sailed from barra Saltez in June 1499.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

The northern null was a menace, barra thought, but it did have this one advantage.
The Weakling Everett B. Cole

He was born on barra at Sgalary, and lives near there now at Breuvaig.
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries W. Y. Evans Wentz

The more thoroughly barra was frightened, the more effectively he attacked.
The Weakling Everett B. Cole

barra surveyed carefully every trace which had been left of the manner of the prisoners’ escape.
Lochinvar S. R. Crockett

barra watched as the man before him nodded in obedient understanding.
The Weakling Everett B. Cole

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