a burlap bag.
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.
- Barley water
a decoction of barley, used especially in the treatment of diarrhea in infants. Historical Examples Some children take more kindly to barley water than plain water at a very early age. The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4) W. Grant Hague To-night, as usual, they repaired to the sanctum, and drank their barley water. The […]
- Barley wine
noun (Brit) an exceptionally strong beer