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RIBALDRY
RIBALDRY, n. Censorious language by another concerning oneself.
RIBROASTER
RIBROASTER, n. Censorious language by oneself concerning another. The word is of classical refinement, and is even said to have been used in a fable by Georgius Coadjutor, one of the More…
RICE
RICE-:WATER:, n. A mystic beverage secretly used by our most popular novelists and poets to regulate the imagination and narcotize the conscience. It is said to be rich in both More…
RICH
RICH, adj. Holding in trust and subject to an accounting the property of the indolent, the incompetent, the unthrifty, the envious and the luckless. That is the view that prevails in More…
RICHES
RICHES, n. A gift from Heaven signifying, "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased." John D. Rockefeller More…
RIDICULE
RIDICULE, n. Words designed to show that the person of whom they are uttered is devoid of the dignity of character distinguishing him who utters them. It may be graphic, mimetic or More…
RIGHT
RIGHT, n. Legitimate authority to be, to do or to have; as the right to be a king, the right to do one's neighbor, the right to have measles, and the like. The first of these rights was More…
RIGHTEOUSNESS
RIGHTEOUSNESS, n. A sturdy virtue that was once found among the Pantidoodles inhabiting the lower part of the peninsula of Oque. Some feeble attempts were made by returned missionaries More…
RIME
RIME, n. Agreeing sounds in the terminals of verse, mostly bad. The verses themselves, as distinguished from prose, mostly dull. Usually (and wickedly) spelled "rhyme."
RIMER
RIMER, n. A poet regarded with indifference or disesteem. The rimer quenches his unheeded fires, The sound surceases and the sense expires. Then the domestic dog, to east and More…
RIOT
RIOT, n. A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. R.I.P. A careless abbreviation of _requiescat in pace_, attesting to indolent goodwill to the dead. More…
RITE
RITE, n. A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it.
RITUALISM
RITUALISM, n. A Dutch Garden of God where He may walk in rectilinear freedom, keeping off the grass.
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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