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Meaning of BARBULE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bar"bule\, n. [L. barbula, fr. barba beard.]
1. A very minute barb or beard. --Booth.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the processes along the edges of the
   barbs of a feather, by which adjacent barbs interlock. See
   {Feather}.

 
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