(in rural areas) a party, usually providing food, drink, etc., for the purpose of assisting a neighbor to put up a new barn.
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 social institution as corn husking and barn raising were formerly.
Our Schools in War Time—and After Arthur Davis Dean
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 […]
a town in Devon, SW England. Historical Examples Barnstaple taps at the door; receiving no answer, he enters. Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat) Anything else which may proceed from your prolific brain, Barnstaple? Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat) O that Barnstaple were here, for he has proved my guardian angel! Olla […]
to conduct a campaign or speaking tour in rural areas by making brief stops in many small towns. Theater. to tour small towns to stage theatrical performances. (of a pilot) to give exhibitions of stunt flying, participate in airplane races, etc., in the course of touring country towns and rural areas. (of a professional athletic […]
- Barn swallow
a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that nests in barns and similar buildings. Historical Examples At times it twitters like a barn swallow, at times it emits a single harsh note like that of the eave swallow. Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent […]