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 Baillif (Herry).Bairam (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bain Marie.
A saucepan containing hot water into which a smaller saucepan is plunged, either to keep it hot, or that it may boil without burning. A glue pot is a good example. Mons. Bouillet says, “Ainsi appelé du nom de l’inventeur” (Balneum Mariæ). But derivations from proper names require authentication.   1

 Baillif (Herry).Bairam (3 syl.). 

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