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B'ARGEMAN, n. The man who manages a barge.

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B'ARGEMAN, n. The man who manages a barge.


The man who manages a barge.

  1. The man who manages a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.
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B'ARGEMAN, noun The man who manages a barge.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. A shelter; a cover; that which covers, conceals or protects.

Swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds. Sandys.

2. The dress of the dead; a winding sheet.

3. Shroud or shrouds of a ship, a range of large ropes extending from the head of a mast to the right and left sides of the ship, to support the mast; as the main shrouds; fore shrouds; mizen shrouds. There are also futtock shrouds, bowsprit shrouds, &c.

4. A branch of a tree. [Not proper.]

SHROUD, v.t.

1. To cover; to shelter from danger or annoyance.

Under your beams I will me safely shroud. Spenser.

One of these trees with all its young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen. Raleigh.

2. To dress for the grave; to cover; as a dead body.

The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded in several folds of linen besmeared with gums. Bacon.

3. To cover; to conceal to hide; as, to be shrouded in darkness.

-Some tempest rise,

And blow out all the stars that light the skies,

To shroud my name. Dryden.

4. To defend; to protect by hiding.

So Venus from prevailing Greeks did shroud

The hope of Rome, and saved him in a cloud. Waller.

5. To overwhelm; as, to be shrouded in despair.

6. To lop the branches of a tree. [Unusual or improper.]

SHROUD, v.i. To take shelter or harbor.

If your stray attendants be yet lodg'd

Or shroud within these limits- Milton.

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