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LIAR
LIAR, n. A lawyer with a roving commission.
LIBERTY
LIBERTY, n. One of Imagination's most precious possessions. The rising People, hot and out of breath, Roared around the palace: "Liberty or death!" "If death More…
LICKSPITTLE
LICKSPITTLE, n. A useful functionary, not infrequently found editing a newspaper. In his character of editor he is closely allied to the blackmailer by the tie of occasional identity; More…
LIFE
LIFE, n. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed. The question, "Is life worth living?" More…
LIGHTHOUSE
LIGHTHOUSE, n. A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician.
LIMB
LIMB, n. The branch of a tree or the leg of an American woman. 'Twas a pair of boots that the lady bought, And the salesman laced them tight To a very remarkable height More…
LINEN
LINEN, n. "A kind of cloth the making of which, when made of hemp, entails a great waste of hemp." — Calcraft the Hangman.
LITIGANT
LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.
LITIGATION
LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
LIVER
LIVER, n. A large red organ thoughtfully provided by nature to be bilious with. The sentiments and emotions which every literary anatomist now knows to haunt the heart were anciently More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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