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barley sugar

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medicine and Health.

Sugar confectionery made by melting and cooling sugar, originally by boiling with a decoction of barley.

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Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 39 words.

A barley-sugar or twisted *column, so called because of its alleged use in the Temple of Solomon. Perhaps the most famous examples are the four columns of Bernini's ...

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