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  • n  a grain of barley
  • n  a grain of barley

  • Barleycorn, barleycorn, injun-meal shorts, Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these warts! ".
  • He opens a filthy leather pouch of roasted barleycorn flour, or tsampa.
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  • Schaumburg’s John Barleycorn ceasing daily operations, will focus on special events
    Schaumburg's John Barleycorn restaurant is ceasing its day-to-day operations, but will remain open exclusively as a venue for private parties and special events, its owner announced today. The changes, which went into effect immediately Tuesday, are the result of the uncertain and sluggish economic recovery and the high unemployment rate in Illinois, according to owner Sam Sanchez.
    June 25, 2013 - Daily Herald

  • Jonathan Weiner in Kansas City Star
    John Barleycorn was general-in-chief. Our generals, and colonels, and captains, had kissed John a little too often. They couldn't see straight. It was said to be buckeye whisky. They couldn't tell our own men from Yankees. The private could, but he... Sam Watkins Murfreesboro Post Mar 4, 2007 8231 11596 barmaid Francis Crick once said that a good scientist should be able to explain any laboratory result to a barmaid," Weiner writes.

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