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Barbed Steed (a corruption of barded)

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A horse in armour. (French, bardé, caparisoned.)

“And now, instead of mounting barbëd steeds

To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,

He capers nimbly in a lady’s chamber,

To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.”


Shakespeare: Richard III., act i. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Barb
Barb
Barbari
Barbarians
Barbarossa [Red-beard, similar to Rufus]
Barbary
Barbason
Barbazure (or Blue-Beard)
Barbe (Ste.)
Barbecue
Barbed Steed (a corruption of barded)
Barbel
Barbeliots
Barber
Barber Poet
Barber’s Pole
Barbican (The) or Barbacan
Barbier
Barcarole
Barcelona (A)
Barclayans

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