1 His words were barbed but they were the barbs of truth.
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2 They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
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3 One morning the two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham Young, thought spring had come, and they began to tease and butt at each other across the barbed wire that separated them.
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4 Fifty glittering axes and barbed spears were offered unheeded at his life, but the savages respected his rank and calmness, even in their fury.
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5 He had a conviction that he would soon feel in his sore heart the barbed missiles of ridicule.
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6 In various unrevealed capacities he had come in contact with such people but always with indiscernible barbed wire between.
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7 The Knight had scarcely finished a hasty meal, ere his menial announced to him that five men, each leading a barbed steed, desired to speak with him.
8 Struggling and kicking under the cuts of the cane and the blows of the knotty stump Stephen was borne back against a barbed wire fence.
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9 The excitement of the party banished, for the most part, the memory of Rhett's barbs and she was happy, happier than she had been in years as she planned her reception.
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10 His impersonal courtesy toward her that had begun during her convalescence continued and he did not fling softly drawled barbs at her or sting her with sarcasm.
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11 But we heeded them not, going along wheeling the barrow by turns, and Queequeg now and then stopping to adjust the sheath on his harpoon barbs.
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12 Silently obeying the order, the three harpooneers now stood with the detached iron part of their harpoons, some three feet long, held, barbs up, before him.
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13 Three punctures were made in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale's barbs were then tempered.
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14 He could not tell who the chosen for the barbs might be, so he could center no direct sympathy upon him.
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15 Her skirt caught on a barb; he carefully freed it.
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