anthracite coal in sizes ranging from 3/32 to 3/16 inch (2.4 to 4.8 mm).
barley1 (def 1). a grain of barley. a unit of length equal to 1/3 inch (8.5 mm). Also, barley corn. a type of basket weave that produces an allover geometric pattern. John, John Barleycorn. Historical Examples Few of them bore the somatic signs of intimacy with Mr. barleycorn. Idling in Italy Joseph Collins “Thank you,” […]
- Barley sack
a burlap bag. Historical Examples And it would fill any one with admiration to see how he preserves his self-possession in the presence of a barley sack. The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- Barley sandwich
noun (US & Canadian, informal) a drink of beer, esp at lunch time
- Barley stripe
a disease of barley, characterized by blighted heads and chlorotic, brown, or frayed stripes on the leaves, caused by a fungus, Helminthosporium gramineum.