Definitions

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  • proper noun A diviner in the Torah.
  • noun slang, archaic, journalism A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column.

Etymologies

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The journalism sense is an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking.

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