If you will have it to drink presently, take the whites of two or three Eggs, of barm a spoonful, and as much of Wheaten-flower.
He took her body on his arm, Her slumbering head lay on his barm.
And then you may work it with barm if you please; but it is most commended without.
When it is cold, set it together with some barm, as you do Beer.
Playing the lonely martyr, too, wasn't much fun with this mischief working inside of him and swelling his lungs like barm.
barm, brm, n. froth of beer or other fermenting liquor, used as leaven: yeast.
Which by this time and this course will be uniformly mixed with the barm, and begin to work.
If a pottle of barm do not make it work enough to your mind, you may put in a little more.
The measure of that is, till the barm (which is raised to a great head) beginneth a little to fall.
To half a peck of flower, take three spoonfuls of barm, two ounces of seeds; Aniseeds or Fennel-seeds.
Old English beorma "yeast, leaven," also "head of a beer," from Proto-Germanic *bermon- (cf. Dutch berm, Middle Low German barm), from PIE root *bher- (4) "to cook, bake" (cf. Latin fermentum "substance causing fermentation," Sanskrit bhurati "moves convulsively, quivers," Middle Irish berbaim "I boil, seethe;" see brew (v.)).