['bærəʊ] or ['bæro]
(noun.) a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels.
(noun.) the quantity that a barrow will hold.
Edited by Beverly--From WordNet
(n.) 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.
(n.) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.
(n.) A hog, esp. a male hog castrated.
(n.) A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus.
(n.) A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Wheelbarrow.. Mound, hillock.. Hog (especially a castrated hog).
n. a long sleeveless flannel garment for infants.
n. a small hand or one-wheel carriage used to bear or convey a load.—n. Bar′row-tram the shaft of a barrow.
n. originally a mountain hillock: a mound raised over graves in former times.
Inputed by Annie
- In my way to Canada last spring, I saw dear Mrs. Barrow at New-York. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- He heard a rustling on his left hand, a cloaked figure with an upturned face appeared at the base of the Barrow, and Clym descended. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- A second followed, then a third, a fourth, a fifth, and ultimately the whole barrow was peopled with burdened figures. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Don't wait here out o' compliment to me,' said Sam, as the groom wheeled in the barrow, and prepared to shut the gate. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- It was a barrow. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Well,' said Wardle, walking up to the side of the barrow, and wiping the streams of perspiration from his jolly red face; 'smoking day, isn't it? Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- He withdrew from their sight down the barrow. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Nor do we find such excavations beside the barrows. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Let the gardener sweep and sweep the turf as he will, and press the leaves into full barrows, and wheel them off, still they lie ankle-deep. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It lay directly in my way, and had been worked that day, as I saw by the tools and barrows that were lying about. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- They buried the ashes of their chiefs and important people in round barrows. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The Iberian peoples were the Neolithic people of the long barrows, and seem at first to have pervaded most of Europe and western Asia. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
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