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Barth   /bɑrθ/   Listen
Barth

noun
1.
Swiss Protestant theologian (1886-1968).  Synonym: Karl Barth.
2.
United States novelist (born in 1930).  Synonyms: John Barth, John Simmons Barth.






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"Barth" Quotes from Famous Books



... into a little place down at the 'eel of Italy, and that night I 'ad a 'ot barth an' a lovely long sleep in my brahss bed which the missus 'ad given me for Christmas the last time 'ome. And a great pleasure ...
— The U-boat hunters • James B. Connolly

... "Well," said Sam Barth, who was thin and long and sandy, "I don't keer what them fellers do on t'other side o' the mountain, but what air ...
— The Trail of the Lonesome Pine • John Fox, Jr.

... till 1850 that the work of Denham and Clapperton was again taken up by Barth, who for five years explored the whole country to the west of Lake Chad, visiting Timbuctoo, and connecting the lines of route of Clapperton and Caillie. What he did for the west of Lake Chad was accomplished by Nachtigall east of that lake in Darfur ...
— The Story of Geographical Discovery - How the World Became Known • Joseph Jacobs

... Southern Africa; Prince Maximilian von Wied and Martius, in Brazil; Poeppig, in Chili, Peru, etc.; Burmeister and Tschudi, in South America; Lepsius and Brugsch, in Egypt; and more recently, Guetzlaff, in China; Siebold, in Japan; Barth and Vogel, in Africa; Leichhardt, in Australia; the brothers Schlagintweit, one of whom fell a victim to his zeal, in Asia; and Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858), a woman of rare intrepidity, who visited, mostly ...
— Handbook of Universal Literature - From The Best and Latest Authorities • Anne C. Lynch Botta

... speaks of the ascetic as "holding his body, head, and neck even and unmoved, remaining steady, looking at the tip of his own nose," etc. These ridiculous posturings and idiotic attitudes cannot, as has been well said by Barth, but lead to idiocy or to a loss of all ...
— India, Its Life and Thought • John P. Jones

... after Barth to illustrate the changes in the diaphragm, the chest, and abdomen in ordinary inspiration b-b', and expiration a-a', and in voluntary inspiration d-d' and expiration c-c', for vocalisation In normal breathing the position of ...
— The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song • F. W. Mott

... Rennes was packed with these dauntless souls, ar-rmed with death-dealin' kodaks, there was a commotion near th' coort-house. Was it a rivolution? Was this th' beginnin' iv another Saint Barth'mew's Day, whin th' degraded passions in Fr-rance, pent up durin' three hundherd years, 'd break forth again? Was it th' signal iv another div'lish outbreak that 'd show th' thrue nature iv th' Fr-rinch people, disgeezed behind a varnish iv ojoous politeness which our waiters know ...
— Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen • Finley Peter Dunne



Words linked to "Barth" :   theologiser, author, Karl Barth, theologist, writer, theologian, theologizer



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