THE WORD OF THE WEEK: BALMY
- mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather .
- having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves .
- producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub .
On and off and on and off until he was laughing at the magic of the running water and the chickenand bread that lay balmy in his stomach.
-- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun , 2006
Imagine now, while the curtain's falling, that it's a fine balmy day and the smell of clams coming infrom the bay.
-- Henry Miller, Black Spring , 1936