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Bard


B'ARD, noun

1. A poet and a singer among the ancient Celts; one whose occupation was to compose and sing verses, in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men. The bards used an instrument of music like a lyre or guitar, and not only praised the brave, but reproached the cowardly.

2. In modern usage, a poet.

B'ARD, noun The trappings of a horse.