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Barbet   Listen
noun
Barbet  n.  (Zool.)
(a)
A variety of small dog, having long curly hair.
(b)
A bird of the family Bucconidae, allied to the Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles; the puff bird. It inhabits tropical America and Africa.
(c)
A larva that feeds on aphids.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Barbet" Quotes from Famous Books



... was ordered to go as fast as possible to the Rue Barbet- de-Jouy. This time Jacqueline herself ...
— Jacqueline, v3 • Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)

... untrained. Every thing about these troops is despicable, except the Cossack himself, who is a man of fine person, powerful, adroit, subtle, a good horseman, and indefatigable; he is born on horseback, and bred among civil wars; he is in the field, what the Bedouin is in the desert, or the Barbet in the Alps; he never enters a house, never lies in a bed; and he always changes his bivouac at sunset, that he may not pass a night in a place where the enemy ...
— Elements of Military Art and Science • Henry Wager Halleck



Words linked to "Barbet" :   family Capitonidae



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