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 Barley.Barley Cap. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barley-bree.
 
Barley-broth; that is, malt liquor brewed from barley (Scotch).   1
       
“The cock may craw, the day may daw,
And aye we’ll taste the barley-bree.”
       
Burns: Willie Brew’d a Peck o’ Maut.
 


 Barley.Barley Cap. 

 
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