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Barley-sugar Legs noun

His sisters’ pet name for Dad

Origin

He had long and rather thin legs

Collected by

Dad – 1920s
George Iliff – father of Mark, JM, G & Bel

Notes

Barley-sugar was a boiled sweet, orange in colour, rolled flat and twisted. It was sold in sticks about 6 ins / 15 cm long

Submitted: 29/01/2022 by Mark

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