barley–twist

adjective bar·ley–twist

Definition of barley–twist

  1. :  having a twisted form :  twisted in a way that resembles a twisted stick of barley sugar a building with barley-twist columns … a whitewashed side table with barley-twist legs … — Liz Seymour, New York Times, 21 Oct. 1999 barley-twist gothic adornments enliven facades, and corinthian columns crumble from walls. — Nick Redman, Sunday Times (London), 12 Aug. 2007; also :  characterized by twisted design elements antique barley-twist furniture

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1914

First Known Use of barley–twist

1914


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