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Definition of Barrelhead
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Barrelhead
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1. Slave Songs of the United States by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison (1867)
"... besides that of the singers, is that furnished by a skilful performer on the barrelhead-drum, the jaw-bone and key, or some other rude instrument. No. ..."
2. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"... when once this gallant Frank,—having fairly from his barrelhead stated his own (and John Sterling's) views on the aspects of the world, and of course ..."
3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He filled a half-dozen dumpsters, working with Tony and Tony's homie Nat, who was happy to help out in exchange for cash on the barrelhead, provided that he ..."
4. The English Review (1847)
"... presbytery inflicted some of less solemn character, such as ducking, " riding the mare," carting through the town, " standing on ane barrelhead with the ..."
5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"I mean, how many times did the prisoner fire out of the pistols that day ?—A good many times. What mark did he fire at?—At a barrelhead. On what day was it? ..."