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HABEAS
HABEAS :CORPUS:. A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime.
HABIT
HABIT, n. A shackle for the free.
HADES
HADES, n. The lower world; the residence of departed spirits; the place where the dead live. Among the ancients the idea of Hades was not synonymous with our Hell, many of the most More…
HAG
HAG, n. An elderly lady whom you do not happen to like; sometimes called, also, a hen, or cat. Old witches, sorceresses, etc., were called hags from the belief that their heads were More…
HALF
HALF, n. One of two equal parts into which a thing may be divided, or considered as divided. In the fourteenth century a heated discussion arose among theologists and philosophers as to More…
HALO
HALO, n. Properly, a luminous ring encircling an astronomical body, but not infrequently confounded with "aureola," or "nimbus," a somewhat similar phenomenon worn as More…
HAND
HAND, n. A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket.
HANDKERCHIEF
HANDKERCHIEF, n. A small square of silk or linen, used in various ignoble offices about the face and especially serviceable at funerals to conceal the lack of tears. The handkerchief is More…
HANGMAN
HANGMAN, n. An officer of the law charged with duties of the highest dignity and utmost gravity, and held in hereditary disesteem by a populace having a criminal ancestry. In some of More…
HAPPINESS
HAPPINESS, n. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
HARANGUE
HARANGUE, n. A speech by an opponent, who is known as an harrangue- outang.
HARBOR
HARBOR, n. A place where ships taking shelter from stores are exposed to the fury of the customs.
HARMONISTS
HARMONISTS, n. A sect of Protestants, now extinct, who came from Europe in the beginning of the last century and were distinguished for the bitterness of their internal controversies and More…
HASH
HASH, x. There is no definition for this word — nobody knows what hash is.
HATCHET
HATCHET, n. A young axe, known among Indians as a Thomashawk. "O bury the hatchet, irascible Red, For peace is a blessing," the White Man said. The Savage More…
HATRED
HATRED, n. A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.
HEAD
HEAD-:MONEY:, n. A capitation tax, or poll-tax. In ancient times there lived a king Whose tax-collectors could not wring From all his subjects gold enough To make the royal More…
HEARSE
HEARSE, n. Death's baby-carriage.
HEART
HEART, n. An automatic, muscular blood-pump. Figuratively, this useful organ is said to be the esat of emotions and sentiments — a very pretty fancy which, however, is nothing but a More…
HEAT
HEAT, n. Heat, says Professor Tyndall, is a mode Of motion, but I know now how he's proving His point; but this I know — hot words bestowed With skill will set the More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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