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 Bar’nacles.Barn-burners. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barnardine.
 
A reckless, dissolute fellow, “fearless of what’s past, present, and to come.” (Shakespeare: Measure for Measure.)   1
 


 Bar’nacles.Barn-burners. 

 
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