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 Balaam Basket or Box (A).Balai. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Balafré,
 
Le [the gashed]. Henri, son of Francçois, second Duke of Guise. In the Battle of Dormans he received a sword-cut which left a frightful scar on his face (1550–1588). So Ludovic Lesly, an old archer of the Scottish Guards, is called, in Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward.   1
 


 Balaam Basket or Box (A).Balai. 

 
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