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[n] a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
[n] the sound made by a dog
[n] a noise resembling the bark of a dog
[n] tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
[v] tan (a skin) with bark tannins
[v] speak in an unfriendly tone; "She barked into the dictaphone"
[v] make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"
[v] remove the bark of a tree
[v] cover with bark


barque, skin

Misc. Definitions

\Bark\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barked} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Barking}.]
1. To strip the bark from; to peel.
2. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
3. To girdle. See {Girdle}, v. t.,
4. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
\Bark\, v. i. [OE. berken, AS. beorcan; akin to Icel. berkja, and prob. to E. break.]
1. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
2. To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries. They bark, and say the Scripture maketh heretics. --Tyndale. Where there is the barking of the belly, there no other commands will be heard, much less obeyed. --Fuller.
\Bark\, n. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.
\Bark\, Barque \Barque\, n. [F. barque, fr. Sp. or It. barca, fr. LL. barca for barica. See {Barge}.]
1. Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind. --Byron.
2. (Naut.) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.

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