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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ale or beer.

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  • First, the label just says "ale", it does not say "barley wine ale", or "wine-style ale" that would indicate a barley-wine, one of the few high-alcohol styles that does not typically carry the prefix "imperial."

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  • All of them were found amply stocked with live cattle of every kind, wintered upon hay; as well as with wheat, barley, vegetables, and a sort of barley-wine or beer in tubs, with the grains of barley on the surface.

    The Two Great Retreats of History

  • Come, hostess, dress it presently; and get us what other meat the house will afford; and give us some of your best barley-wine, the good liquor that our honest forefathers did use to think of; the drink which preserved their health, and made them live so long, and to do so many good deeds.

    The Compleat Angler : or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation

  • Afterwords, we went to the Cambridge Beer Company, for some very good barley-wine.

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  • He rebuked the Protospathaire for fishing up this accusation, and said, when he had recalled the bustle and confusion of that toilsome day, ‘I thought myself well off amid that seven times heated furnace, when we obtained a draught of the barley-wine drank by my poor Varangians; and I drank their health, as well

    Count Robert of Paris

  • He rebuked the Protospathaire for fishing up this accusation, and said, when he had recalled the bustle and confusion of that toilsome day, 'I thought myself well off amid that seven times heated furnace, when we obtained a draught of the barley-wine drank by my poor Varangians; and I drank their health, as well I might, since, had it not been for their services, I had drunk my last; and well fare their hearts, though they quaffed my wine in return!'

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  • _Ainsw. _ p. 178.] [Footnote 220: The reeds were used, says Krüger, that none of the grains of barley might be taken into the mouth.] [Footnote 221: Xenophon seems to mean _grape-wine_, rather than to refer to the barley-wine just before mentioned, of which the taste does not appear to have been much liked by the Greeks.

    The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis

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