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Barbados   /bɑrbˈeɪdoʊs/   Listen

A parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area.
Easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela.

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"Barbados" Quotes from Famous Books

... cut. He had claret-colored suits, and snuff-colored suits, and red velvet vests, and buff and brimstone pantaloons, and several full suits of black, which, with his dark-colored face, made him look quite clerical; like a serious young colored gentleman of Barbados, about to ...
— Redburn. His First Voyage • Herman Melville

... life. Ignoring her physical pains, which had been aggravated by the mental terrors of the last two months, and sternly commanding the agony in her heart to be silent, she despatched a note at once to Dr. Hamilton,—Archibald Hamn was in Barbados,—asking him to charter a schooner, if no ship were leaving that day for the Danish Islands, and accompany her to St. Croix. He sent her word that they could sail on the following morning if the wind were ...
— The Conqueror • Gertrude Franklin Atherton

... be preceded by a moderate dose of purgative medicine: 1 pound of sulphate of magnesia (Epsom salt) or sulphate of soda (Glauber's salt), half an ounce of powdered Barbados aloes, 1 ounce of powdered ginger, 1 pint of molasses. The salts and aloes should be dissolved by stirring for a few minutes in 2 quarts of lukewarm water, then the molasses should be added, and after all the ingredients have been stirred together for about 10 minutes the dose should be ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Words linked to "Barbados" :   Organization of American States, Barbados dollar, island, Lesser Antilles, capital of Barbados, land, country, OAS, Caribbean, state, Barbadian, Caribees, Bridgetown

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