[Sca-cooks] ham/pork with gold bars

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Apr 16 03:57:56 PDT 2012

The Dictionary of obsolete and provincial English by Thomas Wright  
explains it this way

Barre 1 v To move violently 2 The ornament of a girdle (3) A pig in  
bar, was an ancient
dish in cookery.

Pygge in barre. Take a piggc, and fkrse
hyra, and roste hym, and in the rostyn}re
endorse hym ; and when he is rested
lay orethwart him over one barre of sil-
ver foile, and another of golde, and
serve hym forthe so al hole to the
horde for a lorde.

Warner, Antiq. CnUn., p. 80.
On Apr 16, 2012, at 12:48 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

>>> Pygge in barre

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