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 Barrack Hack (The).Barratry or Barretry. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barracks
 
means huts made of the branches of trees (Gaelic, barr, the top of anything; barrach, the top-branches of trees; barrachad, a hut made of branches). Our word is plural, indicative of the whole collection; but the French baraque is singular. (See B. K. S.)   1
 


 Barrack Hack (The).Barratry or Barretry. 

 
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