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bark (sailing vessel)

bark or barque (both: bärk), sailing vessel with three masts, of which the mainmast and the foremast are square-rigged while the mizzenmast is fore-and-aft-rigged. Although the word was once used to mean any small boat, later barks were sometimes quite large (up to 6,000 tons). In addition to the standard three-masted bark there are also four-masted barks (fore-and-aft-rigged on the aftermast) and barkentines, or three-masted vessels with the foremast square-rigged and the other masts fore-and-aft-rigged. Large numbers of barks were employed in carrying wheat from Australia to England before World War I; and in 1926 the bark Beatrice sailed from Fremantle, Western Australia, to London in 86 days.

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bark bark up the wrong tree pursue a misguided course of action; originally US (mid 19th century), referring to a dog which has mistaken the tree in which a quarry has taken refuge.
one's bark is worse than one's bite one is not as ferocious as one appears or sounds; expression recorded from the mid 17th century. (Compare a barking dog never bites.)

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bark1 yelp as a dog. OE. beorcan :- *berkan, perh. var. of Gmc. *brekan BREAK1.
Hence bark sb. XVI.

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bark

bark3 see BARQUE.

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