A linen covering for the throat, breast and sometimes the lower part of of the face.

Barb

A linen covering for the throat, breast and sometimes the lower part of of the face.

"Said to be called so because of the barbs or wattles about its mouth; it is common in the warm and temperate regions of Europe, being abundant in the Rhine, Elbe, and Woser; also in some of the English rivers." — Goodrich, 1859

Barbel

"Said to be called so because of the barbs or wattles about its mouth; it is common in the warm and…

A barbed wire fence cutting in to a tree's trunk.

Fencepost, cutting into a tree

A barbed wire fence cutting in to a tree's trunk.

"Nettling cells of Hydra. A, unexploded; B, exploded; b, barbs; c, the nettling cell in which the nettling organ is developed; cn., the cnidocil or "trigger"; cp., the capsule or nettling organ; f, the nettling filament or lasso; n, neck of the capsule; nu., nucleus of the cell." — Galloway

Hydra

"Nettling cells of Hydra. A, unexploded; B, exploded; b, barbs; c, the nettling cell in which the nettling…

"An ordinary barbed-wire fence is a considerable obstacle if well swept by fire. It becomes more formidable if a ditch is dug on one or both sides to obstruct the passage of wheels after the fence has been cut." — Moss, 1914

Wire fence

"An ordinary barbed-wire fence is a considerable obstacle if well swept by fire. It becomes more formidable…