The Devil s Dictionaries

This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 9781884365881

Category: Humor

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This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging entries in Chaz Bufe’s The American Heretic’s Dictionary. This new edition includes 50 new definitions from Bufe and new biting illustrations by San Francisco artist and filmmaker J. R. Swanson. The Bierce definitions focus on his favorite targets, including religion, jingoism masquerading as patriotism, the “lickspittle” press, the thievery inherent in the American economic system, and the multitude of idiocies and hypocrisies pervading American social and political life. Bufe’s definitions share many of the same targets, but also skewer such contemporary plagues as the “right to life” movement, religious fundamentalism, the IRS, and the puritanically “politically correct.” Bufe also turns a jaundiced eye on both male and female sexual attitudes, something which Bierce, writing in much more conservative times, was not free to do.
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The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons

Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340182

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it also features two appendices listing the functions and attributes shared by these deities and demons. Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.
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The Metamorphosis

Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Gottfried & Fritz

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Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, but Gregor must attempt to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become
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A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons

Dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons. Translation of Lexikon der Götter und Dämonen. 1984. Bibliography: p. 1. Mythology – Dictionaries. 2. Demonology – Dictionaries. I. Title. BL303.L8713 1987 291.2a1a0321 86–21911 ...

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136106286

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.
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The Devil s Dictionary

Bibliographical Note This Dover edition, first published in 2011, is an unabridged republication of the work originally ... The Note has been specially prepared for the Dover edition. ... The devil's dictionary / Ambrose Bierce. p. cm.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486146898

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Complete and unabridged, this paperback gift edition of an American humor classic presents more than 1,000 comic definitions praised by H. L. Mencken as "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."
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Dictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language

Cacodæmon , Abaddon , Lucifer , diameter , semi - diameter , radius ; the Deuse , Dragon , Elf , Imp , Barbason , Be shortest diameter of an elliptical orbit of lial , Fiend , Fury , Apollyon ; the devil is a planet , diacentros ; the ...

Author: James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021972389

Category: English language

Page: 191

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The Infernal Dictionary

The text and images of the spirits, from the 1863 edition are presented here, in this Infernal Dictionary. A must have for the library of any serious student of the Black arts and witchcraft!

Author: Colin de Plancy

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1076523110

Category:

Page: 142

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The classic illustrations of Demons! Published in 1818-1863, the original Dictionnaire Infernal remains the ultimate source for images of the most famous demons of demonology! Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy, and illustrated by Louis Le Breton, this classic work was printed in 6 editions, with the final edition of 1863 containing the famous demon images. The text and images of the spirits, from the 1863 edition are presented here, in this Infernal Dictionary. A must have for the library of any serious student of the Black arts and witchcraft!
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Shakespeare s Demonology

This volume in the long-running and acclaimed Shakespeare Dictionary series is a detailed, critical reference work examining all aspects of magic, good and evil, across Shakespeare's works.

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472500311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This volume in the long-running and acclaimed Shakespeare Dictionary series is a detailed, critical reference work examining all aspects of magic, good and evil, across Shakespeare's works. Topics covered include the representation of fairies, witches, ghosts, devils and spirits.
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The Devil s Financial Dictionary

Book Design by Pauline Brown Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data Zweig, Jason. The devil's financial dictionary / Jason Zweig. — First Edition. pages cm ISBN 9781610396066 (ebook) 1.

Author: Jason Zweig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781610396066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.
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Devils and Their Master

This is a clerical documentary and reiteration of trustworthy citizens and ancient records depicting devils.

Author: Leo Spaziano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453584279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 75

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This is a clerical documentary and reiteration of trustworthy citizens and ancient records depicting devils. Providence is a geographical fulcrum point of this manuscript because; it is the only city in the world, described in dictionaries word wide as a super natural power. Example of fiends tampering with man and some detailed descriptions of demonic dreams influencing of these 4th dimensional entitys size, weight, height, molecular structure and limits of their powers. The limitations of a demons territorial expansion and confinement are touched on. Explanations are given on how much more effective demons are compared to their master. Demonic rank ranges from a high rank, to fire or transposed to bright
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English Dictionaries

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 123060619X

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Page: 54

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: Oxford English Dictionary, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, New Oxford American Dictionary, A Dictionary of the English Language, Webster's Dictionary, Dictionary of American Regional English, Merriam-Webster, Jargon File, The Devil's Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Lexicon Technicum, COBUILD, Lingoes, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Century Dictionary, Macquarie Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of English, Comparison of English dictionaries, Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Myanmar-English Dictionary, Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles, Gellish English dictionary, Chambers Dictionary, SOWPODS, Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Roger's Profanisaurus, World Book Dictionary, Table Alphabeticall, The New World of English Words, Imperial Dictionary, Kenyon and Knott, Hobson-Jobson, Webster's New World Dictionary, CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, An Universal Etymological English Dictionary, Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Dictionary of American English, A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew, Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Australian Oxford Dictionary, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage, Encarta Webster's Dictionary, Collaborative International Dictionary of English, Double-Tongued Dictionary, A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, Playboy's Book of Forbidden Words, Historical Dictionary of American Slang, The Cambridge Guide to English Usage, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English, Middle English Dictionary, Collins COBUILD Advanced...
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The Dictionary Historical and Critical of Mr Peter Bayle

213. a . The Devil opposes the truths office . III . 490 . which God declares to men . IV . 46. a .. How he Dictionary ; what an hard matter it is to compose a came to oppose the establishment of Mahometism . Dictionary of Authors .

Author: Pierre Bayle

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ISBN: UVA:X004782083

Category: Biography

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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

year round—hence the old rhyme [sic], "When the gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season'. "I love, prosperous What is GOT over the Devil's back is spent under his belly What is improperly obtained is spent in reckless pleasures ...

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198734901

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary

Printed in the United States of America 09 10 11 12 13 p 13 12 11 10 9 The Library of Congress has cataloged the hardcover ... The unabridged devil's dictionary / by Ambrose Bierce; edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi. p. cm.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820326348

Category: Humor

Page: 440

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If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is "a person who talks when you wish him to listen," and happiness is "an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.
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The new pocket dictionary of the English and German languages0

Composed chiefly after the dictionaries of Johnson, Adelung, and others of the best authorities Johann Christian Harnisch. feltz verwegen ; toll ; schrecklich ; Desultory , Desnltórious ) a . datter - Detract'er , s .

Author: Johann Christian Harnisch

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11280985

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The Demon Dictionary

Through all the struggles of slavery and the civil rights movement, God has graciously chosen to celebrate the black race, whether anyone likes it or not. No matter how hard the devil tried, he could not hold good men down.

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781621365563

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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This in-depth glossary and study guide on demons includes terminology, explanations, and examples of occult activity and cultic culture." -- Back cover
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The Demon Dictionary Volume Two

Through all the struggles of slavery and the civil rights movement, God has graciously chosen to celebrate the black race, whether anyone likes it or not. No matter how hard the devil tried, he could not hold good men down.

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781621365570

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The follow-up to volume one, this book will reveal many of the demonic symbols used in occult settings, trace their origins, and show how Satan has deceived people with these deviations from biblical truth.
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