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Balearica Tormenta

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Here tormenta means instruments for throwing stones. Cæsar (Gallic War, iv. 25) says: “Fundis, tormentis, sagittis hostes propellere.” The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands were noted slingers, and indeed owe their name to this skill. (Greek, ballo, to cast or hurl.) Pronounce Bal-e-ari-ca.

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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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Balance
Balayer
Balclutha (The tower of)
Bald
Baldachin
Baldassare
Balder
Balderdash
Baldwin
Bale
Balearica Tormenta
Balfour of Burley
Balios
Balisarda or Balisardo
Balistraria
Baliverso (in Orlando Furioso)
Balk
Balker
Balkis
Ball
Balls