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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cant, Cant A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; -- an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking.
  • noun (Print.) the receptacle for rejected articles.

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