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name for any balsambalsam
, fragrant resin obtained from various trees. The true balsams are semisolid and insoluble in water, but they are soluble in alcohol and partly so in hydrocarbons.
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 resin and for several plants, e.g., the bee balmbee balm,
name for several herbs, especially Melissa officinalis and Monarda didyma, both typical perennials of the family Labiatae (mint family) named for their fragrance, attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Melissa [Gr.
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A concave cliff or precipice that forms a shelter.
A soothing or healing medication.


1. any of various oily aromatic resinous substances obtained from certain tropical trees and used for healing and soothing
2. any plant yielding such a substance, esp the balm of Gilead
3. an aromatic Eurasian herbaceous plant, Melissa officinalis, having clusters of small fragrant white two-lipped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
4. any aromatic or oily substance used for healing or soothing


(Block And List Manipulation) An extensible language, developed by Malcolm Harrison in 1970, with LISP-like features and ALGOL-like syntax, for CDC 6600.

["The Balm Programming Language", Malcolm Harrison, Courant Inst, May 1973].
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I think Balmes, director and father of three, gives us some possible clues to think more deeply about developed and non-developed countries and cultures.
Of course anyone who has ever been forced to sit through more than 20 minutes of a neighbor's home movies of their toddlers knows that Balmes and his crews had to do a little more than just let the cameras roll.
Stubbes warned that "palpable oders, fumes, vapours, smells of these musks, cyvets, pomanders, perfumes, balmes, and suche like .
John Balmes, chairman of California's Clean Air Technical Advisory Group for the American Lung Association.
In Haute-Maurienne, the site of Les Balmes in Sollieres revealed a small assemblage of unfinished polished blades, rough-outs and pecking stones, most of which were in eclogite.
Controlling greenhouse gas emissions is a key part of our state's strategy to fight air pollution," said ALA CA Clean Air Technical Advisory Group member and San Francisco General Hospital division chief of occupational and environmental medicine John Balmes.
Balmes questions: "Is it not, therefore, remarkable, that the famous book [De Rege] .
London was "the mart of the world" because "thither are brought the Silk of Asia, the Spices of Africa, the Balmes from Grecia & the riches of both the Indies East and West.
Hans-Jurgen Balmes comments the verb "vivificiren" as "ein metaphorischer Ausdruck fur die selbstincitierende Kraft des Denkens, ein Moment, woes den ersten Anstob erhalt, uber sich selbst zu reflektieren--der Anfang aller Philosophie" (Novalis, Werke, Tagebucher und Briefe Friedrich von Hardenbergs, Hrsg.
The Balmes location is superb, only 15 minutes walk from Catalunya Square.
Balmes and Donoso Cortes, who were close to Calvin in their view of the devastation of original sin.
Among the artists participating in this project were Mario Carreno, Ricardo Yrarrazabal, Roberto Matta (whose mural was painted by a disciple), Rodolfo Opazo, Mario Toral, Ramon Vergara-Grez, Francisco Mendez, Roser Bru, Sergio Montecino, Nemesio Antunez, Jose Balmes, Gracia Barrios, Guillermo Nunez and Augusto Barcia.