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PIANO
PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.
PICKANINNY
PICKANINNY, n. The young of the _Procyanthropos_, or _Americanus dominans_. It is small, black and charged with political fatalities.
PICTURE
PICTURE, n. A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three. "Behold great Daubert's picture here on view — Taken from Life." If that description's More…
PIE
PIE, n. An advance agent of the reaper whose name is Indigestion. Cold pie was highly esteemed by the remains. Rev. Dr. Mucker More…
PIETY
PIETY, n. Reverence for the Supreme Being, based upon His supposed resemblance to man. The pig is taught by sermons and epistles To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles. More…
PIG
PIG, n. An animal (_Porcus omnivorus_) closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig.
PIGMY
PIGMY, n. One of a tribe of very small men found by ancient travelers in many parts of the world, but by modern in Central Africa only. The Pigmies are so called to distinguish them More…
PILGRIM
PILGRIM, n. A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, followed it to Massachusetts, More…
PILLORY
PILLORY, n. A mechanical device for inflicting personal distinction — prototype of the modern newspaper conducted by persons of austere virtues and blameless lives.
PIRACY
PIRACY, n. Commerce without its folly-swaddles, just as God made it.
PITIFUL
PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy of opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself.
PITY
PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast.
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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