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One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons. Barbers itch. See itch.

Formerly the barber practiced some offices of surgery, such as letting blood and pulling teeth. Hence such terms as barber surgeon (old form barber chirurgeon), barber surgery, etc.

Origin: oe. Barbour, OF. Barbeor, f. Barbier, as if fr. An assumed L. Barbator, fr. Barba beard. See 1st barb.

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Re: Human Hair as Fertilizer? HELP!

You have a great idea on making hair as a fertilizer. Maybe you can gather some hair in a near by barber shop so that you can finish your research. By the way if your research is successful let us know on how to make hair as a plant fertilizer. _________________ Vitamins ...

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The Fiber Disease

... Christopher Perrins, director of the Earl Grey Institute of Ornithology, Oxford University, London, England; and Her Majesty’s Swan Marker, David Barber, London, England, during the three-year study conducted at Lake Morton, in Lakeland, Florida and Orange Lake Resort & Country Club, in Orlando, ...

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Sickle cell

... success from producing children having the illness. Sickle-cell anemia thus shows natural selection at work in human populations. Source: Barber, Nigel. "Sickle-Cell Anemia." Encyclopedia of Ethics in Science and Technology. Facts On File, Inc., 2002. Facts On File, Inc. Science ...

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Fri May 19, 2006 1:55 am
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Topic: Sickle cell
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