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1) Beggars' Barm. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of ponds, brooks, and other pieces of water where the current meets stoppage. It looks like barm or yeast, but, being unfit for use, is only beggarly barm at best....

2) barm. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The yeasty foam that rises to the surface of fermenting malt liquors. Middle English berme, from Old English beorma, yeast. See bhreu- in Appendix I....

3) barmy. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: barmˇiˇer, barmˇiˇest1. Full of barm; foamy. 2. Eccentric; daft. Sense 2, alteration of balmy....

4) 353. Bubble, Cloud. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
... NOUN: BUBBLE; foam, froth, head, spume, scum, fume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spoondrift or spindrift. EFFERVESCENCE, fermentation; bubbling &c. v.;...

5) 282. Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to an Excise Division. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...to an Excise division. SEARCHING auld wives barrels, Ochon the day! That clarty barm should stain my laurels: But—what ll ye say? These movin things ca d wives an...

6) 320. Levity. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...fluff, cobweb, gossamer, straw, cork, bubble; float, buoy; ether, air. FERMENT, leaven, barm, yeast, zyme, enzyme, pepsin, diastase. VERB: BE LIGHT &c. adj.; float,...

7) balmy, barmy. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...deranged, as in Her chatter drove us balmy. This slang use appears to be a variant of barmy, a British slang word meaning froth-headed, crazy, from barm— yeast. In...

8) leaven. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of carbon dioxide gas, which is expanded by heat. Some of the earliest leavens were barm, a yeast of fermenting malt liquor, and sourdough, a portion saved from a...

9) Glossary. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...Barefit, barefooted. Barket, barked. Barley-brie, or bree, barley-brew-ale or whiskey. Barm, yeast. Barmie, yeasty. Barn-yard, stackyard. Bartie, the Devil. Bashing,...

10) Act II. Scene I. A Midsummer-Night Dream. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
...And bootless make the breathless housewife churn; And sometime make the drink to bear no barm; 40 Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm? Those that Hobgoblin...

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