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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A grain of widely distributed cereal plant.

Usage examples (32)
  • "barleycorn" pseudomorphs of calcium carbonate after celestite from
  • B. -- "No, believe me, I am right; twelve feet, and three inches to a barleycorn."
  • "When you speak in that tone you make me wish myself a barleycorn," says Tedcastle, smiling.
  • A thief said to a mendicant: "Are you not ashamed when you hold forth your hand to every mean fellow for a barleycorn of silver?" for more
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