barrida (bär·rēˑ·d),

n in Curanderismo, the Mexican healing system, the ritual of cleansing or sweeping, in which a person is swept from head to toe with an object (e.g., egg, lemon, garlic, broom, or crucifix, depending on the nature of the ailment) that is thought to have the power to give positive energy or remove bad vibrations. Also called
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So when it came to dance lessons, our Doris would make light of the fact that she couldn't barrida with the thinnies and instead hop off to the canteen where she'd bounce on a table and belt out something or other about high-fidelity (high, high, high).