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[mass noun] The craft of making small models of fruit or flowers from a plastic paste.
- ‘The Tangka, barbola and sculptures of Regong Art feature refined craftsmanship and skillfully blended vibrant colors.’
- ‘I am please to present a very unique and beautiful beveled barbola mirror, c.1930.’
- ‘The decorating patterns and means were enriched: carved design, scratched design, printed design, painted design, barbola, embossment and adoption of leaves and paper-cut barbola etc.’
- ‘It is a palace of Regong art treasures, collecting and exhibiting various masterpieces of thangka, barbola, sculpture, and sand table design.’
- ‘Some of them specialize in thangka paintings, some barbola, and some clay sculpture.’
1920s: an arbitrary formation from barbotine.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.