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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.
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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
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(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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Meanwhile, Balmes said the Korean fugitive has been detained at the BI's Warden Facility.
According to Balmes, the temporary protection given to Napoles may be rescinded or converted into a full coverage after a review by the DOJ.
We do not order anything on these cases since [they are subject to] automatic review,' Balmes said in a text message to reporters.
Balmes with a fake stamp as received marking of the Office of the Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration, dated December 18, 2017 was presented by the perpetrators to the Chinese nationals as proof that their respective quota visa applications had been filed," said Aguirre.
Balmes requested that the $300,000 not be earmarked for incentives by ordinance in case the money was needed elsewhere.
Balmes explained the DOJAC was created to extend various legal assistance to the people, especially those belonging to the marginalized sector, who send their requests or complaints personally or through phone-calls, letters or emails.
Aguirre said the three employees forged a letter with Balmes's signature dated Dec.
Balmes said that what was filed this time concerned the transportation and delivery of dangerous drugs under Section 5 of Republic Act (RA) 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
'I have been told that the NBI has filed a case before the DOJ against the terminated employees for falsification under Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code,' Balmes said in a text message to reporters.
Gianni Giamberduca and Sara Balmes from Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, Class 425.
"The workshop aims to equip judges, magistrates, and prosecutors with relevant knowledge to fulfill their roles effectively to keep up with the ever increasing challenges posed by the rise of crimes committed by, through, or with the use of computer systems," read a statement from Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes.