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BEARD
BEARD, n. The hair that is commonly cut off by those who justly execrate the absurd Chinese custom of shaving the head.
BEAUTY
BEAUTY, n. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
BEFRIEND
BEFRIEND, v.t. To make an ingrate.
BEG
BEG, v. To ask for something with an earnestness proportioned to the belief that it will not be given. Who is that, father? A mendicant, child, Haggard, More…
BEGGAR
BEGGAR, n. One who has relied on the assistance of his friends.
BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR, n. Conduct, as determined, not by principle, but by breeding. The word seems to be somewhat loosely used in Dr. Jamrach Holobom's translation of the following lines from the More…
BELLADONNA
BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
BENEDICTINES
BENEDICTINES, n. An order of monks otherwise known as black friars. She thought it a crow, but it turn out to be A monk of St. Benedict croaking a text. "Here's one of More…
BENEFACTOR
BENEFACTOR, n. One who makes heavy purchases of ingratitude, without, however, materially affecting the price, which is still within the means of all.
BERENICE
BERENICE'S :HAIR:, n. A constellation (_Coma Berenices_) named in honor of one who sacrificed her hair to save her husband. Her locks an ancient lady gave Her loving husband's More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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