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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARLEY

The ground, embraced by the spurs, was filled with crops of maize and barley.

Brewers' grains are the residue of barley malt and corn grits.

Some had all the venison and bear meat they wanted, but no barley or oats.

I thought that I smelled gold and silver beneath the barley meal.

And she had just thirstily drained a huge glass of barley water.

Then pour away the water and put the barley into a pie-dish.

A blister should be employed as soon as possible, and mild emollient injections of gruel or barley water, till stools be obtained.

Boil the barley, previously washed, in six quarts of water, which when boiled sufficiently soft will be reduced to a gallon.

Towards the latter end of frying the steaks, add a little water to produce a gravy, which is to be put to the barley broth.

Now add the barley broth, at first a spoonful at a time, then the rest by degrees, stirring it well together till it boils.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bærlic, originally an adjective, "of barley," from bere "barley" (from Proto-Germanic *bariz, *baraz) + -lic "body, like." First element is related to Old Norse barr "barley," and cognate with Latin far (genitive farris) "coarse grain, meal;" probably from PIE *bhars- "bristle, point, projection" (see bristle (n.)).

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