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Noun1.barley-sugar - a brittle transparent candy made by melting and cooling cane sugarbarley-sugar - a brittle transparent candy made by melting and cooling cane sugar
hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"
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Soup does very well without--Maybe it's always pepper that makes people hot-tempered,' she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, `and vinegar that makes them sour--and camomile that makes them bitter--and--and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered.
Not one of these delicacies had he ever offered to poor Jacob, for David was not a young man to waste his jujubes and barley-sugar in giving pleasure to people from whom he expected nothing.
The Grade II-listed pub has an extravagantly half-timbered exterior, sporting gables, carved woodwork, leaded glass and barley-sugar chimneys.
The Triumph of the Church, though, belongs to the upper tier, and Rubens takes advantage of the low viewpoint to heighten the scene's euphoric celebration depicted on a fictive tapestry slung between barley-sugar columns.