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 Balloon (A pilot).Balm (French, baume). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Balloon Post.
 
During the siege of Paris, in 1871, fifty-four balloon posts were dispatched, carrying two-and-a-half million letters, weighing ten tons.   1
 


 Balloon (A pilot).Balm (French, baume). 

 
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