from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a personification of alcoholic drink, particularly beer and whisky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See barleycorn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
Louis's bed reading "John Barleycorn" -- she had discovered Jack London in the "Cruise of the Snark" and loved his fine adventurousness -- she felt that she could not bear to know a thing so fine, so joyous and so dashing as he should have so miserable a neurosis.
Years of hard labor followed by years of hard drinking had taken their toll; the surge of vitality that followed his return to his beloved California ranch in 1909 did not last, though he continued to crank out mostly forgettable books ( "John Barleycorn," a blisteringly frank 1913 memoir of alcohol addiction, being the exception) until his death in 1916.
He began to play, something slow and mournful"John Barleycorn, " she thought.
But I don't think that you or the author of 'John Barleycorn' or poor de
None of the rhymes of those days are in print, except "Winter, a Dirge," the eldest of my printed pieces; "The Death of Poor Maillie," "John Barleycorn," and
"We'll bluff it off," whispered Ulyth, and, taking Lizzie's arm, she marched quietly past, murmuring: "John Barleycorn".
Mark the native spice and untranslatable twang in the very names of his songs -- "O for ane and twenty, Tam," "John Barleycorn," "Last May a braw Wooer,"
None of the rhymes of those days are in print, except "Winter, a Dirge," the eldest of my printed pieces; "The Death of Poor Maillie," "John Barleycorn," and songs first, second, and third.
None of the rhymes of those days are in print, except "Winter, a dirge," the eldest of my printed pieces; "The Death of poor Maillie," "John Barleycorn," and songs first, second, and third.
This is the kind of thing that gets a cheap laugh in documentaries on rock music - "Hey, man, if it's too loud, you're too old" - but Keller's is exactly the reaction Traffic would have encountered if they'd been able to time-travel back ten years and play their version of "John Barleycorn" to even the most progressive English folk players of 1957.