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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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Having bought our drinks (the procedure for which, like most things in the Palace, is barmily Byzantine) we walked on to the terrace where we bumped into the Agriculture Minister Nick Brown.
And just last weekend Kidd was acting as barmily as the rest of the bosses, so uptight against Liverpool that he seemed to fancy a square-up with Anfield's Phil Thompson.