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Barmy

 

a valuable shoulder garment decorated with religious drawings. Prince Ivan Kalita of Moscow was the first to have them in Russia (14th century). They were worn by Byzantine emperors and Russian princes (and by tsars from the middle of the 16th to the beginning of the 18th century) during coronations and ceremonial outings.

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Some of the barmier excesses of years gone by, including the traditional year-end overspending by departments, have been consigned to history.
Surely no barmier than packing youngsters during their formative years with powerful mind-altering drugs?
Generally, the barmier the fans, the better the band.
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The dropping of some of New Labour's barmier ideas, including top-up fees for students and the introduction of foundation hospitals outside NHS control.
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Which makes Labour MPs knocking Skinner off the party's ruling National Executive Committee all the barmier.
Yes, it''s a barmy premise and it gets barmier, all the way to the unlikeliest ending on the planet.
People chuckled when the plot for the latest instalment to the Rocky films was revealed but that was in the movies, the Holyfield v Tyson rematch is even barmier and that's real life.
Cold, wet Britain must have been a recipe for ill-health among an occupying force drawn largely from the warmer, barmier climates of the Empire, so not surprisingly the cultivation of herbs was quickly introduced to provide a cure for the more common ailments, as well as to spice up those cabbages.