John Barleycorn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n John Barleycorn an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • John Barleycorn a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.
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Usage

In literature:

This is the hour of John Barleycorn's subtlest power.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
Was strongly opposed by John Barleycorn and his friends.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
It seems old Susan liked John Barleycorn.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
Laban told a little more of his battle with John Barleycorn.
"The Portygee" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Old John Barleycorn, he ain't what he used to be, Many a year ago.
"In the Sweet Dry and Dry" by Christopher Morley
Too much John Barleycorn.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
You despise the good old British John Barleycorn.
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
BARLEYCORN, JOHN, the exhilarating spirit distilled from barley personified.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
What he saw as he peered within would have made John Barleycorn turn green with envy.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
John Barleycorn may be down, but he's never out, as someone has remarked.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
STOKES, H., Sir John Barleycorn Hotel, Cadnam, Southampton.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
Soon or late the majority of the people will reach a reckoning with John Barleycorn.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
No wonder the Rockefellers and their like are hot for saving the workingman from John Barleycorn!
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
John Barleycorn's funeral procession is going its way.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
He had beaten the whisky game; had demonstrated his ability to best John Barleycorn on his own terms and in his own fastnesses.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Keep away from John Barleycorn.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Skullen must have forgotten his old nemesis, John Barleycorn.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Do they really believe that any genuine good-government party can sit in the same saddle with John Barleycorn?
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
I don't imagine there is much bribery in Connaught, but I fear the Bishop has a formidable antagonist in John Barleycorn.
"The Charm of Ireland" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
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In news:

John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs.
Listen to several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die)," which might be as old as the 1300's, and was popularized by the band Traffic.
Owner of Chen's and Partner at John Barleycorn Team Up to Open Barbecue Three Ways Restaurant in Wrigleyville.
Imagine what it would look like if the Wrigleyville standbys Chen's and John Barleycorn had a barbecue restaurant baby.
John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs.
Listen to several dramatic takes of the traditional English song " John Barleycorn (Must Die)," which might be as old as the 1300's, and was popularized by the band Traffic.
John Barleycorn River North set to open.
John Barleycorn must die.
Owner of Chen 's and Partner at John Barleycorn Team Up to Open Barbecue Three Ways Restaurant in Wrigleyville.
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