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Ambrose Bierce

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book, it features Bierce's witty and often ironic spin on many common English words.
235 printed pages
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  • al mshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Hilarious, you can quote it endlessly

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  • AK Chivonshared an impression8 years ago
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  • matsievskyavjobhas quoted10 years ago
    BORE, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
  • Kerrihas quoted6 years ago
    GHOST, n. The outward and visible sign of an inward fear.
  • YanaLeehas quoted4 months ago
    IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership

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