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…

"In entomology, shaped like the longitudinal half of a barbed arrow-head, or like the barbed end of a fish-hook; accuminate, rectilinear on one side, and spreading to a sharp projection on the other: noting color-marks, especially on the wings of <i>Lepidoptera</i>." &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Semisagittate Mark

"In entomology, shaped like the longitudinal half of a barbed arrow-head, or like the barbed end of…

"A large nail or pin, generally of iron. The larger forms of spikes, particularly railroad spikes, are chisel-pointed, and have a head or fang projecting to one side to bite the rail. Spikes are also made split, barbed, grooved, and of other shapes." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>Illustration of a barbed spike.

Barbed Spike

"A large nail or pin, generally of iron. The larger forms of spikes, particularly railroad spikes, are…

"A large nail or pin, generally of iron. The larger forms of spikes, particularly railroad spikes, are chisel-pointed, and have a head or fang projecting to one side to bite the rail. Spikes are also made split, barbed, grooved, and of other shapes." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>Illustration of a spike that is both barbed and forked.

Barbed and Forked Spike

"A large nail or pin, generally of iron. The larger forms of spikes, particularly railroad spikes, are…

"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." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Wire fence

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