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LABOR
LABOR, n. One of the processes by which A acquires property for B.
LAND
LAND, n. A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is More…
LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.
LAOCOON
LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and his two sons in the folds of two enormous serpents. The skill and diligence with which the old man More…
LAP
LAP, n. One of the most important organs of the female system — an admirable provision of nature for the repose of infancy, but chiefly useful in rural festivities to support plates of More…
LAST
LAST, n. A shoemaker's implement, named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns. Ah, punster, would my lot were cast, Where the cobbler is unknown, So More…
LAUGHTER
LAUGHTER, n. An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable. Liability to More…
LAUREATE
LAUREATE, adj. Crowned with leaves of the laurel. In England the Poet Laureate is an officer of the sovereign's court, acting as dancing skeleton at every royal feast and singing-mute More…
LAUREL
LAUREL, n. The _laurus_, a vegetable dedicated to Apollo, and formerly defoliated to wreathe the brows of victors and such poets as had influence at court. (_Vide supra._)
LAW
LAW, n. Once Law was sitting on the bench, And Mercy knelt a-weeping. "Clear out!" he cried, "disordered wench! Nor come before me creeping. Upon More…
LAWFUL
LAWFUL, adj. Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction.
LAWYER
LAWYER, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.
LAZINESS
LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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