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 Balmy.Balnibar’bi. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Balmy-stick (To put on the).
 
In prison slang means to feign insanity; and the “Balmy Ward” is the prison ward in which the insane, real or feigned, are confined.   1
 


 Balmy.Balnibar’bi. 

 
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