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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v barde put a caparison on "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barde A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.
    • Barde (Cookery) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
    • Barde Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. barde, of doubtful origin


In literature:

Who is the Bard thus magnified?
"May-Day and Other Pieces" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
He would tell him tales of Ireland when brehons made the laws and bards and harpers roved the green hills.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Hence bards, like Proteus long in vain tied down, Escape in monsters, and amaze the town.
"English Satires" by Various
His opera 'Les Bardes,' though now forgotten, has qualities of undeniable excellence.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
By GEORGE GILFILLAN, author of "The Bards of the Bible," &c. In two vols., price 10s.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
It may be contended rather that a (somewhat minor) bard in almost every case survives, and is the spice of life to his possessor.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
The following passage from a similar bard is as precious.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Cambyses had slain his brother Bardes, whom Herodotus calls Smerdis.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
And the same might have been said of Carolan, the Irish bard, who lived in poetry and died in whisky.
"The English Gipsies and Their Language" by Charles G. Leland
The man of whom the Muse talked to the blind bard of old had grown wise in wayfaring.
"Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Various
Such, Bard of Alloway, was thine!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
Our modern bards have no such vain scruple.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Tho' France adores the bard, nor envies Greece The costly buskins of her Sophocles.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
The third class, the heraldic bards, was the most influential of all.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 31, 1892" by Various
My friend William was arrested by the malicious Lucy, and the gamekeeper, Tom Snap, swore to enough facts to exile, hang and quarter the Bard.
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
The Bhats are the bards, heralds and genealogists of India and include groups of very varying status.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Byron, as the reader knows, had in his famous satire of "English Bards," etc., attacked the poems of Moore as having an immoral tendency.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
After the bard, sprung from the Gods, had seated himself in this place, and touched his tuneful strings, a shade came over the spot.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Surrounded by his Druids and bards, and all the Irish princes, the King sat, fierce and proud, and awaited the strangers.
"Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light" by Vera C. Barclay

In poetry:

The bard must be with good intent
No more his, but hers,
Throw away his pen and paint,
Kneel with worshippers.
"Loss And Gain" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
O, brother bards, I grieve that
Good dreams do not come true;
You see how very nobly
I would have done to you!
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
And there they weave a song of Fate
That never slumbers:
A song some bard shall yet translate
In golden numbers.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
The brooklet came from the mountain,
As sang the bard of old,
Running with feet of silver
Over the sands of gold!
"The Brook And The Wave. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The pond where skating once I fell
Upon the ice so hard—
I lost my senses for a spell,
And hence became a bard—
"My Schoolboy Days" by David John Scott
And both his mother and his sire
Were of the race Bernard--
The family famed in histories
And hymned of every bard.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field

In news:

Bard Graduate Center Gallery uncovers dark secrets from New York's big-top history in the exhibition, "Circus and the City.".
Pity the Recommendation Writer, Bard of the 'Great Bland Majority'.
Perhaps some answers can be found in the production To Bury Caesar this Friday at The Bard's Town.
To Bury Caesar will go on this Friday and Saturday at 7 pm at The Bard's Town Theatre, located at 1801 Bardstown Road in the Highlands of Louisville.
'Gnomeo': A Bard's Garden of Delights.
On Sunday, July 8, escape the heat and come down to The Bard's Town to hear some great chamber music at this month's installment of Classical Revolution.
In this bucolic setting, the great bard's poetry and the actors' energy spin like fairy dust through the miasma of the warm night.
The ex-"Sex and the City" diva practiced reciting lines from the Bard's "Antony and Cleopatra" for the class.
The Bard's Town Closes Season with Holiday Comedy .
New building planned at Bard College Conservatory of Music.
The Bard College Conservatory of Music in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. Has received a $9.2 million gift from Bard alumnus László Z Bitó for the construction of The László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building.
SFCC and The Inlander's theater critic have the audacity to edit the Bard.
Steve Berthiaume and John Kruk discuss the demotion of Daniel Bard, and whether or not he can live up to his potential.
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks with Ian Buruma, journalist, novelist, documentarian and Henry R Luce, Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College.
The Boss, the Bard and the Blonde.

In science:

Bard and Andrey Bogdanov: PeriodicCipherswithSmallBlocks and Cryptanalysis of KeeLoq, In Tatra Mountains Mathematic Publications, post-proceedings of Tatracrypt 2007 conference, to appear in 2008.
Statistics of Random Permutations and the Cryptanalysis Of Periodic Block Ciphers
Bard, David Wagner: Algebraic and Slide Attacks on KeeLoq, Older preprint with an incorrect speci fication of KeeLoq, av ailable at
Statistics of Random Permutations and the Cryptanalysis Of Periodic Block Ciphers
Bard et al., 2000] Bard, E., Raisbeck, G., Yiou, F., and Jouzel, J. (2000).
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
Newton and fminunc converge, mNewton normally uses less iterations than fminunc and converges to points with smaller kg (xk )k except 2 problems bard and deconvu.
A Globally and Quadratically Convergent Algorithm with Efficient Implementation for Unconstrained Optimization
For all problems except bard, cliff, deconvu, sisser, and vardim, the modified Newton uses fewer iterations than L-CG-Descent, L-BFGS, and CG-Descent 5.3 to converge to the minimum.
A Globally and Quadratically Convergent Algorithm with Efficient Implementation for Unconstrained Optimization
Normalisation by the local variance of galaxy counts, pioneered by Davis & Peebles (1983): Galaxies are supposed to be biased tracers of underlying dark-matter fluctuations (Kaiser 1984; Barde en et al. 1986; White et al. 1987).
Weak Gravitational Lensing
The data is shown as dots with the corresponding energy scale uncertainty shown as a band; the inner error bards indicate the statistical uncertainty and the outer error bars indicate the statistical and systematic errors added in quadrature.
Recent Results from the ZEUS Experiment
According to Bard & Carlsson (2008), in a model of sunspot the Si i line forms at a geometrical height of 308 km above the height where continuum τ5000 = 1, which corresponds to z = −42 km for the adopted Wilson depression of 350 km where the zero-height level is defined by the nonmagnetic atmosphere.
Magneto-acoustic wave energy from numerical simulations of an observed sunspot umbra