Barrier


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Barrier

1. See: Trade barrier.

2. See: Barrier Option.
References in classic literature ?
Thus it was that I went more slowly as we approached the barrier, for it was my intention to move cautiously by day over the ice-pack that I might discover, before I had run into a trap, if there really lay an inhabited country at the north pole, for there only could I imagine a spot where Matai Shang might feel secure from John Carter, Prince of Helium.
They are studious of cleanliness and comfort in their lodges, and after their repasts, will carry out the sticks from which they have eaten the bark, and throw them into the current beyond the barrier.
I will add," I continued, "that a similar barrier exists between Gibraltar and Ceuta, which in geological times formed the entire Mediterranean.
Jimmy Hollis and Colin Short whiled away many an hour inventing schemes for surmounting the obstacle presented by the barrier cliffs, and making ridiculous wagers as to which one Tom Billings had in mind; but immediately we were all assured that we had raised Caprona, Billings called us together.
Present distribution cannot be accounted for by differences in physical conditions -- Importance of barriers -- Affinity of the productions of the same continent -- Centres of creation -- Means of dispersal, by changes of climate and of the level of the land, and by occasional means -- Dispersal during the Glacial period co-extensive with the world.
All at once I see you pass through the barrier with a groom, a tilbury, and fine new clothes.
You are mistaken, monsieur," said Raoul, suddenly stepping across the barrier against which the previous moment the two friends had been leaning.
a fortification composed of palisades, called the barriers, which
Under the former condition of the reef, a strong breeze, by throwing more water over the barrier, would tend to raise the level of the lagoon.
The marshal thought this barrier not so well fortified as the others and determined to break through it.
The barrier between you is her experience of sorrow and trouble.
I am still ignorant whether I am to interpret the 'family misfortunes' which have set up this barrier between us, as meaning the misfortune for which her parents alone are to blame, or the misfortune of her having such a woman as Mrs.