barker

Definitions

  • Christopher Barker's Device
    Christopher Barker's Device
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barker informal terms for dogs
    • n barker someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow
    • Barker A pistol.
    • Barker An animal that barks; hence, any one who clamors unreasonably.
    • Barker One who stands at the doors of shops to urge passers by to make purchases.
    • n Barker One who strips trees of their bark.
    • Barker (Zoöl) The spotted redshank.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barker An animal that barks; a person who clamors unreasonably.
    • n barker The spotted redshank, Totanus fuscus. Albin; Montagu.
    • n barker A person stationed at the door of a house where auctions of inferior goods are held, to invite strangers to enter; a touter; a tout. [Cant.]
    • n barker A pistol.
    • n barker A lower-deck gun in a ship.
    • n barker One who strips trees of their bark.
    • n barker A tanner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barker a shop-tout:
    • n Barker (slang) a pistol, cannon
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. beorcan, prob. a variety of brecan, to crack, snap. See Break.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Barker's as mute as a fish in the sea, Mr.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Barker, George Frederick, 212.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
And now, the voices of the barkers were heard in the land.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
Another example is Barker, which has swallowed up the Anglo-Fr.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
I smells 'barker smoke,' sez she.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Barker, Dr., 127, 150.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Mr. Barker told me himself.
"Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
James Barker 2-1/2 11.3 Quinton Somerwood 6 1.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
A gentleman at Brighton has also a small 32mo New Testament, printed by R. Barker, of London, A.D. 1640, which has a Gidding embroidered cover.
"Little Gidding and its inmates in the Time of King Charles I. with an account of the Harmonies" by J. E. Acland
But there was Tom Barker's I would like to keep, and oh!
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
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In poetry:

"What craftsman art thou?" said the king,
"I pray thee tell me trow.""--
"I am a barker, sir, by my trade.
Now tell me what art thou?"--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
It was wet & white & swift and where I am
we don't know. It was dark and then
it isn't.
I wish the barker would come. There seems to be eat
nothing. I am usually tired.
I'm alone too.
"Dream Song 28: Snow Line" by John Berryman
If only the strange one with so few legs would come,
I'd say my prayers out of my mouth, as usual.
Where are his note I loved?
There may be horribles; it's hard to tell.
The barker nips me but somehow I feel
he too is on my side.
"Dream Song 28: Snow Line" by John Berryman

In news:

Terps football and basketball Q&A with Jeff Barker .
Jonathan Barker and Jesi Hines were named Mount Vernon High School Football Beau and Sweetheart during Senior Ceremonies on Friday, Nov 2 in Tiger Gym.
Jeff Barker on Oregon House.
Incumbent William Barker fought off challenger Amy English who is the Junction City Police Chief.
Barker got 7,529 votes and English received 6,880.
Freshman goalie Caitlyn Mason picked up the shutout behind Barker 's tight defense, which conceded only three corners.
Barker 's recruiting heated up this year as the season went on, nabbing offers from Hawaii and Utah as he piled up big games.
Part of Barker 's problem getting college interest was some of his inconsistency.
Barker , Warriors end Jets' repeat bid.
Barker leads Arrows on All-OCC football team.
Barker 's status this week is uncertain after he missed practice Tuesday, Oct 30, with a right ankle injury.
Barker , who has 30 catches for 577 yards and seven touchdowns, rolled the back of his right ankle after his second touchdown catch in the first half of last week's 44-28 victory over Purdue.
Travis Barker 's Public Service Announcement.
ROCHESTER — Lesa Greathouse Barker , 48, Rochester, passed away at 9:30 am on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012, at her residence.
USC moves to the front with Barker after visit.
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In science:

One particularly simple self-delimiting Turing machine is Barker’s language Iota .
Natural Halting Probabilities, Partial Randomness, and Zeta Functions
Fig.(b), the Barker-Henderson perturbation theory is used.
Density functional theory of inhomogeneous liquids. I. The liquid-vapor interface in Lennard-Jones fluids
Barker and R.F. O’Connell, ”Nongeodesic Motion in General Relativity”, Gen.
Rotation and Spin in Physics
Barker and R.F. O’Connell, ”Nongeodesic Motion in General Relativity”, Gen.
Rotation and Spin in Physics
Anderson, M.E., 1985. Determination of glutathione and glutathione disulfide in biological samples. Meth. Enzymol. 113, 548-555. 2. Barker, J.E., Heales, S.J.R., Cassidy, A., Bolaños, J.P., Land, J.M., Clark, J.B., 1996.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
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