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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Barley-corn personified as John Barleycorn, the grain from which malt is made: a single grain of barley: a measure of length = ⅓ of an inch
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bærlíc, bere, and suffix -líc.


In literature:

On examination it appeared, when magnified, somewhat like a grain of barley or corn.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Barley, wheat, and sometimes corn are the grains most liable to cause this disease.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The corn is small, but seems prolific, and occasional fields of flax, rye, barley, and even wheat, present a flourishing appearance.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
The winter corn was half a foot in height, and the barley had just shot out its blade.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Obtain samples of the different kinds of wheat, oats, barley, corn, millet, and rice.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Here is a barley-corn.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Analyses of Barley, Oat Grain, Indian Corn, Rye, Rice, Rice-dust, and Buckwheat.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
In this way, brandy, rum, whiskey, and gin are distilled, from wine, cider, and the liquors which have been made from corn, rye, or barley.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
Sufficient quantities of corn, barley and wheat were grown to supply year-around needs.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
With good farming the valleys yield crops of corn, barley, and wheat much above the average.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
As Lindsay had supposed, they found a granary half-filled with sacks of corn and a pile of loose barley.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
B = Corn, oats, barley, other grain and mill stuffs.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Wheat and corn do not thrive, but barley, oats, potatoes, and many root-crops grow abundantly.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
Rice contains more starch than either wheat, rye, barley, oats or corn.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
A few men like George Washington switched from tobacco to wheat, corn, barley, and rye.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
Why is corn so bright colored, and wheat and barley so dull, and rice so white?
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
The principal of these are wheat, oats, Indian corn, rice, rye, barley, buckwheat, millet, chestnuts, peas, beans, and lentils.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
In the fields the corn, the wheat, and the barley grew most gloriously.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
There all the great cereals of the North, the wheat, the barley, the corn, come to their most luxuriant perfection.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
I had it parched on hot sand, in the same way as barley (adarwah) is parched, making it into American pop-corn.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn

In poetry:

Across the field a path is set--
Sing, sweet Mary,
Green shadow in a golden net--
The tears of night have left it wet.
Sing low, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The mother calls with mother-fear--
Hush, sweet Mary!
Another sound is in His ear,
A sound he cannot choose but hear--
Hush, hush, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
"THE Spring is come!" a shepherd saith;
Sing, sweet Mary,
"The Spring is come to Nazareth
And swift the Summer hurrieth."
Sing low, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The Babe forsakes His mother's knee,
Haste, sweet Mary--
See how He runneth merrily,
One foot upon the path hath He--
Green, green, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Far and still far--through years yet dim
List, sweet Mary!
From o'er the waking earth's green rim
Another Springtime calleth Him!
Bend low, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Call low, call high, and call again,
Ah, poor Mary!
Know, by thy heart's prophetic pain,
That one day thou shalt call in vain--
Moan, moan, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

In this case, the corn and rye come from Illinois, the wheat from Michigan, and the barley from Wisconsin.
Toxin reports are in for corn, wheat, barley.
Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon during December by unit trains and barges, in dollars per bushel, except oats, corn and barley, in dollars per cwt.
Herouix's Farm in Bark River is primarily a dairy farm, but they also grow alfalfa, barley, and corn.