barrow

Definitions

  • Barrows
    Barrows
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barrow a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
    • n barrow (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    • n barrow the quantity that a barrow will hold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barrow (Mining) A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.
    • n Barrow A hog, esp. a male hog castrated.
    • Barrow A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus.
    • Barrow A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow.
    • Barrow (Salt Works) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barrow A hill or mountain: originally applied to hills or mountains of any height, even the greatest, but later restricted to lower elevations. In this sense the word survives only in provincial use or as a part of local names in England.
    • n barrow A mound; a heap. In particular A mound of earth or stones raised over a grave; a sepulchral mound; a tumulus. Barrows are among the most important monuments of primitive antiquity. They are found in Great Britain and other districts of Europe, and in North America and Asia. They are distinguished, according to their peculiarities of form and construction, as long, broad, bowl, bell, cone, etc., barrows. In the more ancient barrows the bodies are found lying extended on the ground, with implements and weapons of stone or bone beside them. In barrows of later date the implements are of bronze, and sometimes, though rarely, of iron, while the remains are often inclosed in a stone or earthenware cist and doubled up. Where the body was burned the ashes were usually deposited in an urn. Barrow-burial is supposed not to have been abandoned in Great Britain until the eighth century. In England, Wilts and Dorset are the counties in which barrows most abound. Stone barrows in Scotland are called cairns. The numerous barrows of North America are generally classed along with other ancient earthworks as mounds, or distinguished as burial-mounds.
    • n barrow A burrow or warren. See burrow, berry.
    • n barrow A frame used by two or more men in carrying a load; formerly, any such frame, as a stretcher or bier; specifically, a flat rectangular frame of bars or boards, with projecting shafts or handles (in England called trams) at both ends, by which it is carried: usually called a hand-barrow.
    • n barrow A similar frame, generally used in the form of a shallow box with either flaring or upright sides, and supported in front formerly by two wheels, now by a single small wheel inserted between the front shafts, and pushed by one man, who supports the end opposite to the wheel by means of the rear shafts: usually called a wheelbarrow.
    • n barrow A frame or box of larger size, resting on an axle between two large wheels, and pushed or pulled by means of shafts at one end; a hand-cart: as, a costermonger's barrow.
    • n barrow A barrowful; the load carried in or on a barrow.
    • n barrow In salt-works, a wicker case in which the salt is put to drain.
    • n barrow The egg-case of a skate or a ray: so called from its resemblance to a hand-barrow.
    • barrow To wheel or convey in a barrow: as, to barrow coal in a pit.
    • n barrow A castrated boar. Also called barrow-pig or barrow-hog.
    • n barrow A wood or grove: a word surviving only in English local names, as Barrow-in-Furness, Barrowfield.
    • n barrow Same as barrow-coat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barrow bar′rō a small hand or one-wheel carriage used to bear or convey a load
    • n Barrow bar′rō originally a mountain, hillock: a mound raised over graves in former times.
    • n Barrow bar′rō a long sleeveless flannel garment for infants.
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bergh, AS. beorg, beorh, hill, sepulchral mound; akin to G. berg, mountain, Goth. bairgahei, hill, hilly country, and perh. to Skr. bṛhant, high, OIr. brigh, mountain. Cf. Berg Berry a mound, and Borough an incorporated town
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. beorgan, to protect.

Usage

In literature:

It is beautifully situated, surrounded by fine trees, and built on the picturesque Barrow.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
There was Barney wheeling a barrow, and Klitz, with a couple of muskets on his shoulder, marching behind him.
"In the Rocky Mountains" by W. H. G. Kingston
She was smiling at herself just as she had been smiling at Jack Barrow while they sat on the log and fed the swans.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The boy came to a stop opposite, laid down his barrow and wiped (p. 225) the sweat from his brow with a dirty hand.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
My name is Lieutenant Barrows.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Not a spade or a barrow was visible, and the operation might, by all appearances be postponed till the Greek Kalends.
"The Story of the Cambrian" by C. P. Gasquoine
Reaching the dumping ground, standing between the handles of the wheel-barrow, Alfred attempted to overturn it.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
If it's murder, robbery, or arson, some of the Barrows did worse and got away with it.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Ay, an' that's Davit Lunnan's barrow.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
But up went the barrow and box again and off we trotted.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Silly gardener! summer goes,
And winter comes with pinching toes,
When in the garden bare and brown
You must lay your barrow down.
"The Gardener" by Robert Louis Stevenson
When above He'th Hills he found him,
He saw, on gazing round him,
The Barrow-Beacon burning—burning low,
As if, perhaps, uplighted ever since he'd homeward bound him;
And it meant: Expect the Foe!
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
The Porter sits down on the weight which he bore;
The Lass with her barrow wheels hither her store;--
If a thief could be here he might pilfer at ease;
She sees the Musician, 'tis all that she sees!
"Power Of Music" by William Wordsworth
One barrow, borne of women, lifts them high,
Built up of many a thousand human dead.
Nursed on their mothers' bosoms, now they lie—
A Golgotha, all shattered, torn and sped,
A mountain for these royal feet to tread.
"Verdun" by Eden Phillpotts
What remembrance of red streams, what furious fray,
Makes the grass grow rich and rank on the mound to-day?
You may see the dead men's bones turned by harrow,
Skulls and thighs of mighty men
Slain in bloody battle then
At the Twelve Tree Barrow.
"Twelve Tree Barrow" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sir Henry Irving never knew a keener, sweeter thrill
Than that which stirs the breast of him who turns his painted face
To the circling crowd who laugh aloud and clap hands with a will
As a tribute to the clown who won the great wheel-barrow race.
"The Big Top" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

He was a collector from Texas who acquired items Hamer had owned, along with items that came from the estate of Clyde 's sister, Marie Barrow.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says the San Francisco 49ers could be without Michael Crabtree for four to six weeks while the receiver recovers from a foot injury suffered during player-organized workouts.
Firefighters with Barrow County Emergency Services are joining forces with members from the Barrow Emergency Support Team and Community Emergency Response Team to host the annual "Empty Stocking" toy drive.
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, right, speaks to economic advisor Rich Lowrie, left, and research assistant Clark Barrow Wednesday afternoon at La Chiesa in Spencer.
Skyline CB Will Barrow decommits from Texas Tech.
Dallas Skyline cornerback Will Barrow has decommitted from Texas Tech, according to ESPN's Damon Sayles.
When clocks fall back an hour each year, fire officials in Barrow County start thinking of smoke detectors .
Eclectic group shows up to support Barrow.
Augusta's former first lady Gwen Fulcher Young held a meet-and-greet for incumbent 12th District Democrat Rep John Barrow at her home Thursday.
For 19 years, the owl researcher Denver Holt has journeyed to Barrow, Alaska, each summer to map out the relationship between the lemmings that crawl across the tundra and the white owls that hunt them from above.
"They're still looking for him," a spokesman for the Barrow County Sheriff's Office said late Thursday.
Stick 'em up: Clyde Barrow bank robbery re- enactment draws a crowd.
There is an ongoing investigation in Barrow County, where a body has been found, discovered encased in concrete.
I'm planning to make a dinner reservation soon at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, a restaurant at 17 Barrow Street just off Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village.
Timothy J Barrow is stricken after surfacing from shipwreck off Long Island.
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In science:

Webb, J. K., Flambaum, V. V., Churchill, C. W., Drinkwater, M. J., and Barrow, J. D., “Search for time variation of the fine structure constant”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Murphy, M. T., Webb, J. K., Flambaum, V. V., Dzuba, V. A., Churchill, C. W., Prochaska, J. X., Barrow, J. D., Wolfe, A. M., “Possible evidence for a variable fine structure constant from QSO absorption lines: motivations, analysis and results,” Mon.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
In particular, in a series of papers, Barrow and Subramanian [35, 36, 37] pointed out possible effects of magnetic fields on the induced vector CMB anisotropies as well as on the polarization power spectra induced by the same modes.
Tight coupling expansion and fully inhomogeneous magnetic fields
This could be related to extra dimensions (Barrow 2006), and if anyone is in the market for these, we would be glad to dispose of a bit of extra breadth.
Astrophysics in 2006
Einstein’s field equations (EFE) for FRW spacetime in the VSL theory have been solved by Barrow ( and for anisotropic models), who also obtained the rate of variation of the speed of light required to solve the flatness and cosmological constant problems (see J.
About Bianchi I with VSL
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