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LEAD
LEAD, n. A heavy blue-gray metal much used in giving stability to light lovers — particularly to those who love not wisely but other men's wives. Lead is also of great service as a More…
LEARNING
LEARNING, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
LECTURER
LECTURER, n. One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience.
LEGACY
LEGACY, n. A gift from one who is legging it out of this vale of tears.
LEONINE
LEONINE, adj. Unlike a menagerie lion. Leonine verses are those in which a word in the middle of a line rhymes with a word at the end, as in this famous passage from Bella Peeler More…
LETTUCE
LETTUCE, n. An herb of the genus _Lactuca_, "Wherewith," says that pious gastronome, Hengist Pelly, "God has been pleased to reward the good and punish the wicked. For by More…
LEVIATHAN
LEVIATHAN, n. An enormous aquatic animal mentioned by Job. Some suppose it to have been the whale, but that distinguished ichthyologer, Dr. Jordan, of Stanford University, maintains More…
LEXICOGRAPHER
LEXICOGRAPHER, n. A pestilent fellow who, under the pretense of recording some particular stage in the development of a language, does what he can to arrest its growth, stiffen its More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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