The fourth glume is the flattened base of the awn, epaleate.
In the locality this was called “picklin in his awn poke neuk.”
The little I have is free, and I can call it my awn—hame's hame, let it be never so hamely.
Bear, my dearest friend, bear is all they have, and wonderment it is to me that they ever see an awn of it.
The awn or beard is merely an elongation of the palea ...