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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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Fran's nightmare began on July 4 last year when she went to the John Barleycorn pub in her home city of Dundee for a meal and a drink with a pal.
John Barleycorn, and ex-office worker from 'oop-north', played by Sparkes, is recruited to work in farming intelligence stopping the Russians finding out about high milk yields.
The former lead singer with The Barleycorn was aboard the cruise ship Mediterranean Costa with his friend, songwriter Gerry Simpson, when he had a massive heart attack.
Analysis of the early ancestors of the popular folk song 'John Barleycorn' reveals a family of songs, each appearing to be a separate positive act of re-composition based on a common theme.
And if Ayrshire men really are as honest as we're told, they might confess that when it comes to keeping their spirits up no bottled medicine has anything like the restorative powers of `bold John Barleycorn'.
Caption: Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, CA, has revived its John Barleycorn barley wine this harvest season.
Merchants new to the platform in the Chicago area include Roka Akor, Tanta, Shaw's Crab House, Hubbard Inn and John Barleycorn, among others.
They opened the first of the evening's two sets with John Barleycorn, a song which many in the audience will have heard Chris perform with The Imagined Village a few years ago.
Tomorrow, between 6-10pm, a Skiffle and Irish music night featuring band Barleycorn Hop is being held.
Q WHAT is the meaning behind Traffic's song John Barleycorn Must Die?
Blue Chip Casinos finally got the goahead 18 months ago to transform the landmark Barleycorn on Bearwood Road, Bearwood, into a casino with an ocean liner theme.
For, with their melody and poetry, they carry us far away from the soulless hum of computers to the dawn of music, through all the human passions, stopping along the way to consider wars and those who spill the blood of the innocent - chastity belts and wicked kings, mining disasters, storms on the high seas, cabin boys and crazy captains, cotton fields and their lamentations, John Barleycorn, new factories and old fields, slimy politicians and business men, foaming jokes, noble knights and fair maidens, Liverpool judies, huddled refugees, and great trains rolling across the prairies to promised lands.