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Barley

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To cry barley. To ask for truce (in children’s games). Query, a corruption of parley.

“A proper lad his quarters, that will not cry barley in a brulzie.”—Sir W. Scott: Waverley, xiii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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