from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of bark.
  • adj. Who or that barks or bark.
  • adj. Short for barking mad.
  • n. The action of the verb to bark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The uttering of an abrupt explosive cry, as that of a dog.
  • n. The process of stripping bark from trees, of removing a ring of bark from a tree so as to kill it, or of scraping dead bark from fruit-trees to promote their growth.
  • n. The operation of tanning leather with bark; also, the operation of dyeing fabrics with an infusion of bark.


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