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 Barcarole (3 syl.).Bar’clayans. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Barcelona (A).
A fichu, piece of velvet for the neck, or small neck-tie, made at Barcelona, and common in England in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Also a neckcloth of some bright colour, as red with yellow spots.   1
“And on this handkerchief so starch and white
She pinned a Barcelona black and tight.”
Peter Pindar: Portfolio (Dinah).
        “A double Barcelona protected his neck.”—Scott: Peveril of the Peak (Prefatory Letter.)

 Barcarole (3 syl.).Bar’clayans. 


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