Barbary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Barbary a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barbary The countries on the north coast of Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Barbary Foreign or barbarous nationality; paganism; heathenism.
    • n Barbary Barbarity; barbarism.
    • n Barbary Barbarous speech.
    • n Barbary A Barbary horse; a barb. See barb, 1.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Fr. Ar. Barbar, the people of Barbary

Usage

In literature:

Togliervi Fiume e una delle piu grandi barbarie del secolo.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
There's even a Barbary Coast for privateers.
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
Our own country uniformly conceded to Barbary powers entire jurisdiction over our resident citizens.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Oh the tales that my brother used to tell us of the high Barbary shore!
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
Into the dining-saloon of the Greek steamer, where we were at luncheon, they burst like Barbary pirates.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
Two other Barbary states, Morocco and Tunis, began to be impudent because they did not get enough money.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
His first services were rendered against the Barbary pirates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Persia, Syria, Arabia, parts of Turkey, and the Barbary coast, have been rendered arid deserts by this inadvertency.
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
The conduct of the Barbary powers, though unjust in principle, is suited to their prejudices, situation, and circumstances.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The conduct of the Barbary powers, though unjust in principle, is suited to their prejudices, situation, and circumstances.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
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In poetry:

"Gawd!" said a gal o' the Barbary Coast —
She was dancin' wi' me —
"Is it true, lad, that Larry, young Larry, was lost
From his ship out at sea?"
"Sailor's Mourner" by Bill Adams
The wind began to thunder and the sea began to rise,
And they crept upon the captain and they took him by surprise:
They took him by the breeches and they hove him in the sea —
All along the coast of Barbarie!
"The Coast Of Barbary-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
The boatswain and the master's mate they served too the same,
Likewise the Moorish seamen they quickly over-came:
They clapped them under hatches where the rats and beetles be —
All along the coast of Barbarie!
"The Coast Of Barbary-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
But the captive English mariners each to the other said,
'We will not live in bondage, it were better to be dead!
Let us bide our time, and strike our blow for blessed liberty —
All along the coast of Barbarie!'
"The Coast Of Barbary-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then they set a course for Naples where they changed the ship for gold,
And all the Moorish captives into slavery they sold, And with money in both pockets they departed joyfully —
All along the coast of Barbarie!
"The Coast Of Barbary-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
It’s of a British merchantman, from London town she hailed,
She loaded figs and Spanish wine, and homeward then she sailed;
But it chanced that she was taken by a rover of Sallee —
All along the coast of Barbarie!
"The Coast Of Barbary-2" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Food Chain / Food & Drink One Bite: Best Naan's barbari bread.
ROSWELL — The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is considering a proposed agreement with private landowners that would expand public hunting opportunities for deer and Barbary sheep.
The Shores of Barbary .
(Chris Detrick The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of The Fryed Brothers Band perform at Barbary Coast Saloon on Aug 2, 2012.
Discover the real-life, 17th-century pirates of the Barbary Coast in author/historian Adrian Tinniswood's new book.
The survival of the Barbary macaques on Gibraltar is largely due to the presence of the British.
Food Chain / Food & Drink One Bite: Best Naan 's barbari bread.
The party will be followed by a MakeOut karaoke after-party at the Barbary.
Husband-and-wife-run spot offering wholesome soups, shmears, salads, Neopolitan-style pizza, and barbari, Persian bread.
You may have seen the bronze, compasslike Barbary Coast Trail plaques embedded in sidewalks around the city.
The Barbary Coast is the town's most colorful watering hole.
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In science:

The HST Cluster Supernova Survey has calculated the SN Ia rate in clusters at 0.9 < z < 1.45 (Barbary et al. 2010).
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution
Putting all of the above results together lead to constraints on the late time DTD in SN Ia, under the assumption that the bulk of cluster stars formed at high redshift and have evolved passively since (Barbary et al. 2010; Maoz et al. 2010).
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution
The SN Ia Rate Calculation Our calculation of the SN Ia rate is similar in spirit to that presented in Sharon et al. (2007) and Barbary et al. (2011).
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution
In fact, the only evidence that the red sequence/early type SN rate evolves with redshift is via the Barbary et al. (2010) z ∼1.1 measurement, at the ∼ 2σ level. A more precise measurement of the z ∼ 0.5 rate would confirm the evolution, and aid in constraining the DTD (see next Section).
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution
We present the re-scaled SN rate values from Sharon et al. (2010), as calculated by Barbary et al. (2010).
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution
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