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  • n. Barley, especially six-rowed barley.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pierce.
  • n. See bear, barley.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. An obsolete form of bear, bear, etc., berry, etc.


From Old English bere. (Wiktionary)



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  • 1. (mainly Scotland) Barley, especially six-rowed barley.
    2. To pierce.

    September 6, 2008