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Little barley   /lˈɪtəl bˈɑrli/   Listen
Little barley

Annual barley native to western North America and widespread in southern United States and tropical America.  Synonym: Hordeum pusillum.

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"Little barley" Quotes from Famous Books

... Teresa returned with them. They found the page sifting a little barley for his horse, and Sanchica cutting a rasher of bacon to be paved with eggs for his dinner. His looks and his handsome apparel pleased them both greatly; and after they had saluted him courteously, and he them, Samson begged him to give them his news, as well of Don Quixote as of Sancho ...
— Don Quixote • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

... Latham thinks, Sclavonians with Teuton leaders, still intimately connected with our own English race both by their language and their laws, struggling for existence on the bleak brown bogs and moors, sowing a little barley and flax, feeding a few rough cattle, breeding a few great black horses; generation after generation fighting their way southward, as they exhausted the barren northern soils, or became too numerous for their marches, or found land left waste ...
— The Roman and the Teuton - A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge • Charles Kingsley

Words linked to "Little barley" :   barley, Hordeum pusillum

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