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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The narrative is supported and extended by the pictures which add hugely to the story we are being told, with the differing emotions of Mr and Mrs Barleycorn clear on their beautifully detailed faces.
When I was a cub reporter, a colleague, long mellowed in hops and barleycorn, told me you hadn't made it until a story of yours was in a newspaper wrapping fish and chips.
Nightlife additions included bars Cedar Local, Barleycorn, Stout, Ambrose Hall and Harbor House at Pier A.
Several tons of Russian Barleycorn and Sunflower Meal were sold to the IME's customers through its agricultural products hall on Sunday.
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.
La pesadilla es la siguiente paso a paso entre la sucia maleza de la peor indigestion londoniana, o tal vez a los 43 dias de la alcoholizada mas feroz de su libro John Barleycorn, o Memorias de un alcoholista :
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.
The sights consist of a barleycorn front sight with a ladder-style rear sight.
Rear sights were of a ladder style, graduated to 1,100 yards, and the front was a standard, nonadjustable barleycorn.
They included The Rigs O'Barley, Man Was Made To Mourn, To A Louse, John Barleycorn and The Cotter's Saturday Night.