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Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1914) born on
Jun 24
US journalist, short-story writer. He was a noted wit, satirist and sardonic short story writer who disappeared while covering the Mexican revolution.
         
   
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YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown. (See DAMYANK.)

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VITUPERATION, n. Saite, as understood by dunces and all such as suffer from an impediment in their wit.
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TAKE, v.t. To acquire, frequently by force but preferably by stealth.
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WALL STREET, n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. That Wall Street is a den of thieves is a belief that serves every unsuccessful thief in place of a hope in Heaven.
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VALOR, n. A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
R: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
A: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
N: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
K: The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.
   


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