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The devil's dictionary



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"DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work." Have you ever wondered how the devil would describe the world we live in? This little book explains the world word by word, in a way you have never encountered before. With humour and many quotes to illustrate the meanings of things, Ambrose Bierce offers a different look on our world and what's inside. This is not an ordinary dictionary; it is The Devil's Dictionary.






"DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work." Have you ever wondered how the devil would describe the world we live in? This little book explains the world word by word, in a way you have never encountered before. With humour and many quotes to illustrate the meanings of things, Ambrose Bierce offers a different look on our world and what's inside. This is not an ordinary dictionary; it is The Devil's Dictionary.


Congratulation The civility of envy Coward One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs and Historian A broadguage gossip. where inspirational works are left for the greater edification of he who there takes his restful ease. The Devils Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881 and was continued in a desul tory way and at long intervals until 1906. Our edition of The Devils Dictionary eliminates much of the doggerel and extended .


Devil'S Dictionary Quotes

The Devils Dictionary is the perfect pocket guide and coffee table book as Illustrated by Ralph Steadman for the aspiring naysayer and seasoned cynic alike. Language Watch Edit Download EPUB. A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham and preserved at Mecca. The Devils Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881 and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jump frog gnaw rat. 10 people found this helpful. The Devils Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. For that performance twere unfair to scold her She wisely left a throne too hot to hold her. Then Liberty erased his owners name Tightened the rivets and inscribed his own. The Devils Dictionary is a darkly satirical dictionary originally written by American writer Ambrose Bierce as a newspaper column later collected in a book.


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