from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; -- an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Matter regarding marvelous and incredible events inserted in a newspaper to fill space.
  • n. Same as balaam-box.


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