Definition of barley–twist
: 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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