TAKE, v.t. To acquire, frequently by force but preferably by stealth.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
Contributed by: Zaady
TALK, v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.
TARIFF, n. A scale of taxes on imports, designed to protect the domestic producer against the greed of his consumer.
TEETOTALER, n. One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally.
STORY, n. A narrative, commonly untrue.
STORY, n. A narrative, commonly untrue. The truth of the stories here following has, however, not been successfully impeached.
SUCCESS, n. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.
SUFFRAGE, n. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
SYCOPHANT, n. One who approaches Greatness on his belly so that he may not be commanded to turn and be kicked. He is sometimes an editor.
SYLLOGISM, n. A logical formula consisting of a major and a minor assumption and an inconsequent.
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