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(in the West Indies) a place where the rituals of Pocomania or obeah are practised.
- ‘She still remembers that day in the balmyard fifty years ago when she paid him 5 pounds for the silver ring to guide and protect her against all evil that the devil might do to her.’
- ‘His balmyard, famous for healing bush baths and unusual remedies, used to attract patients from all over the island and from overseas.’
From balm in the sense ‘healing influence’, possibly influenced by an African word.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.