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bar·low

 (bär′lō′)
n.
An inexpensive, one- or two-bladed pocketknife.

[After Barlow, the family name of its makers, two brothers in Sheffield, England.]

barlow

(ˈbɑːləʊ)
n
Southern US a large strong pocket-knife with a single blade

bar•low

(ˈbɑr loʊ)

n.
Southern U.S. a large pocketknife with one blade.
[1770–80, Amer.; after a family of Sheffield (England) cutlers]
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Mr Nutt reflected a moment, staring at his left boot; then he called out in a strong, loud and entirely lifeless voice, in which every syllable sounded alike: "Miss Barlow, take down a letter to Mr Finn, please.
This elaborate epistle he articulated as if it were all one word; and Miss Barlow rattled it down as if it were all one word.
Mr Nutt, of the Daily Reformer, wrote some highly incongruous words across the top of the copy, made some highly mysterious marks down the side of it, and called to Miss Barlow in the same loud, monotonous voice: "Take down a letter to Mr Finn.
Mr Nutt put down the manuscript and called out with unusual sharpness: "Miss Barlow, please take down a letter to Mr Finn.
As Miss Barlow rattled away cheerfully, he crumpled up the copy and tossed it into the waste-paper basket; but not before he had, automatically and by force of habit, altered the word "God" to the word "circumstances.
True, the knife would not cut anything, but it was a "sure-enough" Barlow, and there was inconceivable grandeur in that -- though where the Western boys ever got the idea that such a weapon could possibly be counterfeited to its injury is an imposing mystery and will always remain so, perhaps.
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died.
Freedom of Press Foundation's co-founder John Perry Barlow died in his sleep Wednesday.
During his career, Barlow has won verdicts on behalf of his clients in the areas of toxic tort, catastrophic injury, and commercial litigation.
Leigh Centurions forward Sam Barlow, 28, was at home with his partner when he got a random 8.