The Devil's Dictionary

Complete & Unabridged
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Author(s): Ambrose Bierce
Original Publish Date: Dec 21, 2012
Product Number: EB00793470
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486146898
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

"Bore: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." "Lawyer: One skilled in circumvention of the law." "Positive: Mistaken at the top of one's voice." These and more than 1,000 other comic definitions appear in Ambrose Bierce's wicked satire of conventional dictionaries. An ideal gift for lovers of language, this classic of American humor features a wealth of quips praised by H. L. Mencken as "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

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