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cry barley

To call for a truce, typically in a children's game. Don't cry barley now, you wuss! Let's keep playing Red Rover!
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Barley's door, he was heard hoarsely muttering within, in a strain that rose and fell like wind, the following Refrain; in which I substitute good wishes for something quite the reverse.
Bless your eyes, here's old Bill Barley. Here's old Bill Barley, bless your eyes.
In this strain of consolation, Herbert informed me the invisible Barley would commune with himself by the day and night together; often while it was light, having, at the same time, one eye at a telescope which was fitted on his bed for the convenience of sweeping the river.
Barley was less audible than below, I found Provis comfortably settled.
Old Barley was growling and swearing when we repassed his door, with no appearance of having ceased or of meaning to cease.
Old Barley might be as old as the hills, and might swear like a whole field of troopers, but there were redeeming youth and trust and hope enough in Chinks's Basin to fill it to overflowing.
"Look here, Taboureau, deliver that barley and be very quick about it, or make up your mind to be respected by nobody in the future.
"You see, sir, it is this way; it is the man from Saint-Laurent who owes ME the barley; I bought it of him, and now he refuses to deliver it.
Let there be many wheels and sound channels--and much good barley."
O sheikhs and men, have we ridden together and walked puppies together, and bought and sold barley for the horses that after these years we should run riot on the scent of a madman--an afflicted of God?"
Barley is one of the most cultivated and mass-produced whole grain varieties in the world.
The price of Scotch whisky could rise if farmers are not given help to climate-proof their barley crops, experts warn.
Research has generated findings and genetic material that could help produce future barley varieties that are less susceptible to head loss an issue that significantly reduces barley crop yields in some areas and seasons.
The harvested grain includes 341,116 hectares of barley and 662,627 hectares of wheat.
Barley Australia is the peak industry body for barley, established in early 2005, and seeks to represent the interest of all stakeholders of Australia's barley industry.