barley sack


nounSouthwestern U.S. (chiefly California).
  1. a burlap bag.

regional variation note For barley sack

See gunnysack.

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How to use barley sack in a sentence

  • The old barley-sack at the foot of one of the posts gave out the jingle of nails as Pete's boot struck against it.

    Under Handicap | Jackson Gregory
  • And it would fill any one with admiration to see how he preserves his self-possession in the presence of a barley sack.

    The Innocents Abroad | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • And have I not called you brother and filled your barley-sack from time to time these many years?'

    Khaled, A Tale of Arabia | F. Marion Crawford