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Ballambangjan (The Straits of)

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A sailor’s joke for a place where he may lay any wonderful adventure. These straits, he will tell us, are so narrow that a ship cannot pass through without jamming the tails of the monkeys which haunt the trees on each side of the strait; or any other rigmarole which his fancy may conjure up at the moment.

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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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Balistraria
Baliverso (in Orlando Furioso)
Balk
Balker
Balkis
Ball
Balls
Ballad
Ballads
Ballambangjan (The Straits of)
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Balle
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