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Balai

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Donner trois tours de balai par la cheminée (French). To be a witch. Literally, to run your brush three times up the chimney. According to an ancient superstition, all witches had to pass their brooms on which they rode three times up the chimney between one Sabbath and the following.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Baked
Baked Meat
Baker (The)
Baker’s Dozen
Baker’s Knee (A)
Bakshish
Bal
Balaam
Balaam Basket or Box (A)
Balafré
Balai
Balak
Balâm
Balan
Balance (The)
Balance
Balayer
Balclutha (The tower of)
Bald
Baldachin
Baldassare