n. a large covered container filled with water, ground glass, and magnetized iron filings, along with bottles and metal rods protruding from this contraption. Attributed to Austrian physician Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) and used in the treatment of patients manifesting symptoms of hysteria. By placing these iron rods over affected areas, they facilitated healing through magnetic energy. See animal magnetism- also mesmerism.
BAQUET: "Just by touching the metal rods of a baquet simultaneously, one facilitates the flow of magnetic energy."