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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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ZOOLOGY, n. The science and history of the animal kingdom, including its king, the House Fly ("Musca maledicta"). The father of Zoology was Aristotle, as is universally conceded, but the name of its mother has not come down to us.

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ZEUS, n. The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog.
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WITTICISM, n. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted, and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a "joke."
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ZIGZAG, v.t. To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden. (From "zed", "z", and "jag", an Icelandic word of unknown meaning.)
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WRATH, n. Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God," "the day of wrath," etc. . . .
 
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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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