barleycorn


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barleycorn

1. a grain of barley, or barley itself
2. an obsolete unit of length equal to one third of an inch
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His character John Barleycorn wakes after thousands of years to find himself in a grey and lifeless city filled with grey, lifeless people.
Now, the man does not mean to expose the Breguet Classique Chronometrie 7727BR to the world (probably just wants to know the hour), but when the deed is done, he can't help but notice all the attention being generated by the delicately crafted white-gold instrument - complete with a dial engine-turned in six patterns, the cross-hatched hours chapter and a barleycorn design decorating the outer edge.
In the conclusion of my 2005 book, "John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas," I sug-gested that an uneasy truce in the wet-dry battles had been established.
This can be seen in the four different engine- turned patterns that decorate the dial-- hobnail on the main timekeeper, barleycorn around the circumference of the dial, straight chevron to distinguish the power reserve triangle, and cross- hatching that outlines each feature.
15 menu at the Warren Hotel was printed with a black background and a tribute: "In memoriam, John Barleycorn.
Merchants new to the platform in Chicago include Roka Akor, Tanta, Hubbard Inn and John Barleycorn, among others.
The first one, John Barleycorn, a figure symbolising whisky, came out in 1934.
The sights consist of a barleycorn front sight with a ladder-style rear sight.
By the early 19th century, London makers such as George Merrifield, John Calvert and William Lund were making fine ivory and wood chess men, the most elaborate being known as barleycorn sets because of their likeness to the plant.
Rear sights were of a ladder style, graduated to 1,100 yards, and the front was a standard, nonadjustable barleycorn.
I mean, those long hours in the company of bold John Barleycorn - not to mention the bonny barmaids he bedded?
They included The Rigs O'Barley, Man Was Made To Mourn, To A Louse, John Barleycorn and The Cotter's Saturday Night.