BAR (in Farriery). To strike a vein in order to arrest thecourse, and diminish the quantity of malignant humours that prevail there. To bar a vein, the skin is opened above it, and after disengaging and tying it above and below, the farrier strikes between the two ligatures.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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