Definition of BARLEYCORN


BARLEYCORN

A lineal measure, containing one-third of an inch.
Danes Ab.
c. 211, a. 13, s. 9. The barleycorn was the first measure, with its
division and multiples, of all our measures of length, superfices, and
capacity. Id. c. 211, a. 1 2, s. 2.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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