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ADAGE
ADAGE, n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth.
ADAMANT
ADAMANT, n. A mineral frequently found beneath a corset. Soluble in solicitate of gold.
ADDER
ADDER, n. A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living.
ADHERENT
ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get.
ADMINISTRATION
ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and More…
ADMIRAL
ADMIRAL, n. That part of a war-ship which does the talking while the figure-head does the thinking.
ADMIRATION
ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
ADMONITION
ADMONITION, n. Gentle reproof, as with a meat-axe. Friendly warning. Consigned by way of admonition, His soul forever to perdition. More…
ADORE
ADORE, v.t. To venerate expectantly.
ADVICE
ADVICE, n. The smallest current coin. "The man was in such deep distress," Said Tom, "that I could do no less Than give him good advice." Said Jim: More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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