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PLAGIARISM
PLAGIARISM, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence.
PLAGIARIZE
PLAGIARIZE, v. To take the thought or style of another writer whom one has never, never read.
PLAGUE
PLAGUE, n. In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague as we of to-day have the More…
PLAN
PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result.
PLATITUDE
PLATITUDE, n. The fundamental element and special glory of popular literature. A thought that snores in words that smoke. The wisdom of a million fools in the diction of a dullard. A More…
PLATONIC
PLATONIC, adj. Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates. Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost.
PLAUDITS
PLAUDITS, n. Coins with which the populace pays those who tickle and devour it.
PLEASE
PLEASE, v. To lay the foundation for a superstructure of imposition.
PLEASURE
PLEASURE, n. The least hateful form of dejection.
PLEBEIAN
PLEBEIAN, n. An ancient Roman who in the blood of his country stained nothing but his hands. Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution.
PLEBISCITE
PLEBISCITE, n. A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign.
PLENIPOTENTIARY
PLENIPOTENTIARY, adj. Having full power. A Minister Plenipotentiary is a diplomatist possessing absolute authority on condition that he never exert it.
PLEONASM
PLEONASM, n. An army of words escorting a corporal of thought.
PLOW
PLOW, n. An implement that cries aloud for hands accustomed to the pen.
PLUNDER
PLUNDER, v. To take the property of another without observing the decent and customary reticences of theft. To effect a change of ownership with the candid concomitance of a brass band. More…
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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