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Barley-bree

Barley-broth; that is, malt liquor brewed from barley ( Scotch).

The cock may craw, the day may daw,
And aye we'll taste the barley-bree.

Burns: Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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