barring

Definitions

  • Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barring the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Steel-Bar Carpenter's Clamp Steel-Bar Carpenter's Clamp
Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
SEDUCTIONS OF BAR HARBOR SEDUCTIONS OF BAR HARBOR
Bar'll cool her Bar'll cool her
"ON HER WAY TO BARLY CHURCH I WAYLAID NORAH" "ON HER WAY TO BARLY CHURCH I WAYLAID NORAH"
THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS' DREAM OF THE BAR OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS' DREAM OF THE BAR OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
dog at a bar dog at a bar
The prisoner looks out of a barred window, watched by two guards The prisoner looks out of a barred window, watched by two guards

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine
    • n barring In mining, timber used for supporting the roof or sides of shafts.
    • barring Excepting; leaving out of the account; apart from: as, barring accidents, I shall be there.
    • n barring In machine-sewing, the sewing of a decorative bar or tack upon a fabric or upon leather, the bar being composed of a series of long stitches crossed by short stitches. Sometimes called tacking. See buttonholemachine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British
    • prep Barring excepting, saving
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Quotations

  • Frederick Langbridge
    Frederick Langbridge
    “Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.”
  • Fulghum Robert
    Fulghum Robert
    “To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, What's it for?”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
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    “Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.”
  • George Lundberg
    George Lundberg
    “Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversation at a bar.”

Idioms

All over bar the shouting - When something is all over bar the shouting, the outcome is absolutely certain.('All over but the shouting' is also used.)
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Bar fly - A bar fly is a person who spends a lot of time drinking in different bars and pubs.
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Behind bars - When someone is behind bars, they are in prison.
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Color bar - Rules that restrict access on the basis of race or ethnicity are a color bar.
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Lower the bar - If people change the standards required to make things easier, they lower the bar.
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No holds barred - If there are no holds barred, there are no rules of conduct; you can do anything.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. barre—Low L. barra, perh. of Celt. origin.

Usage

In literature:

If a heated bar is placed in contact with another, the effect is to increase the temperature of the cold bar and lower that of the warm bar.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
There were half a dozen little gates, securely barred, with doubtless a guard at each of them.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Many annoying, and some fatal accidents came from the collapsing of these wooden back-bars.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
With one of these, Sawdy, Harry Tenison from behind the bar was talking.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Smith Bar, Indian Bar, Missouri Bar, and other bars.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
It mout be a bar, an' it mout not; but I had my suspects it wur eyther a bar or a painter.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
We will have a glittering night in the Hoxton bars.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
The tail is black, and the wing has the characteristic blue band with narrow black cross-bars.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
He was automatically barred from the Savoy, and barred from the American Consul.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
It was evening when we crossed the bar and entered Matanzas Bay.
"Margaret Tudor" by Annie T. Colcock
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In poetry:

Ah! till we meet before the bar
At Time's last, awful day,
We shall not see his face again,
Although we mourn alway.
"Where Is Our Brother?" by James Avis Bartley
Uplifted are the gates of brass;
The bars of iron yield;
Behold the King of glory pass!
The Cross has won the field!
"Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass;" by James Montgomery
I number the turns
Of the thundering wheel;
The last one I bless.—
Each bar then is broken, I'm free then as thou!
"To My Friend - Ode III" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Before this bar each sinner now
In person must appear;
Under his judgment there to bow
With trembling and with fear:
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
"My mother used to tell me of
A better land afar,
I've seen it through the prison bars
Where burns the evening star.
"The Child's Appeal" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
"Oh, ROBERT, at this very bar
A truth you'll be discovering,
A good and evil genius are
Around your noddle hovering.
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

This bar is going to be the new spot to party in Norco and is not going to be your typical country bar .
One of New Orleans' most famous and elegant bars , drawing celebrities like Michael Jordan and Gregg Allman, the 25-seat bar rotates under a canopy of stars (there's even a periodic comet).
Authorities say Langenbach bought Lego sets at Target stores but covered their original bar code s with his own bar-code stickers to get a cheaper price.
Authorities say Langenbach covered over the original bar code s with his own bar-code stickers to get a cheaper price.
And the other was an article in The Wall Street Journal here about a hot new trend of so-called "designer" bar code s—and some of them are quite creative, despite (or may due to) the confines of the bar-code standard.
Hardware HMI - bar code and ID readers: Banner Engineering, iVu Bar Code Reader.
The iVu Bar Code Reader reads 11 industry-standard bar code s and allows users to efficiently configure, monitor and modify an inspection on-site through its integrated touch screen.
The bar has thousands of dollars' worth of medieval weapons and armor on the walls, always conducive to amusing bar talk, and excellent beer on tap.
The Blue Gill Bar & Grill, 4998 Lindora Dr, where police allege that they witnessed drug sales by bar employees and patrons multiple times.
Shaker (two-piece Boston and/or three-piece cobbler), bar spoons, Hawthorne and tea strainer, jigger, bar knife, juicer, muddler.
A sports bar owner asked the City Council to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages after 10 pm on Sundays, arguing Port Allen bars are suffering since East Baton Rouge Parish relaxed its blue laws last month.
Just in time for one of the "biggest bar nights of the year," the Michigan Liquor Control Commission is reminding bar and party goers about the dangers and side effects of binge drinking.
The State Bar calls complaints filed against attorneys by citizens or clients " grievances " so they're not confused with "complaints" the State Bar may file against lawyers.
New bar, familiar name: The Loose Wheel Bar & Grill to open in Puyallup.
Gather.com: 'Bar Rescue' Recap Rocks Bar in Laguna Niguel California.
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In science:

The percentage of bars (60% in the optical) shows that isolated galaxies are not preferentially barred or unbarred galaxies.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
The frequently observed phenomenon of star formation avoiding the bar, in spite of large gas density there, suggests that the star formation law should depend also on other factors, in particular the relative velocity of the gas in the bar.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
The large error bars of the orbital parameters are also due to the non-unique solution of the fit of the Stokes I profiles, leading to very large error bars on the radial velocities and the luminosity ratio.
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
The numbers close to the profiles are the rotation phase, and the little bars on the rig ht of the profiles are the mean error bars in V .
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
The error bars on Mvir and rvir are determined for 1-σ confidence intervals in a ChiSquare test, fixing the best-fit value of c, while the error bars on c are determined for 1-σ confidence intervals in a Chi-Square test, fixing the best-fit value of Mvir .
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
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