wall barley

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wall barley European annual grass often found as a weed in waste ground especially along roadsides and hedgerows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wall barley (Bot) a kind of grass (Hordeum murinum) much resembling barley; squirrel grass. See under Squirrel.
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Usage

In literature:

Five or six sacks of barley were stretched length-wise on that side of the wall which faced the road.
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
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In news:

Who knew that behind the brick walls and frosted glass of the Blue Sushi Sake Grill in the Old Market there dwelt an abandoned brew house, including a 7-foot-tall brew kettle and a grain hopper half-filled with stale, 5-year-old barley.
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