Balaam basket or box
Balaam Ba"laam, n. A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; -- an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking. --Numb. xxii. 30. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

{Balaam basket or box} (Print.), the receptacle for rejected articles. --Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Balaam — Ba laam, n. A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; an allusion to the miracle of Balaam s ass speaking. Numb. xxii. 30. [Cant] [1913 Webster] {Balaam basket or box} (Print.), the receptacle for rejected… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balaam-box — Baˈlaam box or basket noun A place in which such paragraphs are kept in readiness • • • Main Entry: ↑Balaam …   Useful english dictionary

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