The Shorter Devil s Dictionary

A hilarious selection from the celebrated Devil's Dictionary, the comic masterpiece in which Ambrose Bierce unveils the true meaning of many eneryday worlds -- Book jacket.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Appletree Press (IE)

ISBN: 0862816327

Category: American wit and humor

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A hilarious selection from the celebrated Devil's Dictionary, the comic masterpiece in which Ambrose Bierce unveils the true meaning of many eneryday worlds -- Book jacket.
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The Devil s Dictionary With a Preface by the Author and a Short Biography of Ambrose Bierce

CONDOLE, v.i. To show that bereavement is a smaller evil than sympathy. CONFIDANT, CONFIDANTE, n. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B, confided by him to C. CONGRATULATION, n. The civility of envy. CONGRESS, n.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473350182

Category: Humor

Page: 388

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. Bierce is critically best remembered for his fiction and many other writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
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The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Treasury of ninety-three short works includes horror stories, realistic narratives of war, and tall tales of the old West

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260717

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Treasury of ninety-three short works includes horror stories, realistic narratives of war, and tall tales of the old West
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A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons

iconographic representation, they are always shown smaller than the god so complemented. When both are shown in the Yabyum position, ... Prajñāpāramitā. (Perfection of insight) The personification of a text of the same name, in which ...

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136106286

Category: Religion

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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 Shorter Davil s Dictionary

This book presents, in a very creative & artistic format, a selection from The Devil's Dictionary.Ó Bierce entertained & disturbed turn-of-the-last century America with uncomfortable ideas & a rapier-sharp prose style.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

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ISBN: 0756798477

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A hilarious selection from the celebrated Devil's Dictionary,Ó the comic masterpiece in which Bierce unveils the true meaning of many everyday words. He began this dictionary in an American weekly paper in 1881, & it rapidly gained renown. Bierce looked at the foibles & weaknesses of humanity with a piercing & unforgiving eye, & addressed his dictionary to those enlightened souls who prefer sense to sentiment, wit to humor, & clean English to slang. This book presents, in a very creative & artistic format, a selection from The Devil's Dictionary.Ó Bierce entertained & disturbed turn-of-the-last century America with uncomfortable ideas & a rapier-sharp prose style. Beautifully designed!
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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary

The sectarian practice of excluding the Sinners, and several smaller denominations, from the Lord's supper. The supper being commonly a ... The Devil's Dictionary is a mocking and damning assessment of the condition of the human heart.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820326348

Category: Humor

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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 Devil s Dictionaries

It was Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. After buying and reading the book, I was puzzled that no capable writer had produceda modern successor toBierce's Dictionary, and that relatively few attempts atsequels hadbeen made by ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 9781884365881

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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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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Dictionary of the English Language

With a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a Concise Classical Dictionary Robert Sullivan. Dehort ' , v . to dissuade , to discourage . Delu'dable , a . liable to be deceived . Dehort'atory , a . belonging to dissuasion .

Author: Robert Sullivan

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX6HBX

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A dictionary of the English language

Dem'i - devil , s . half a devil ; a wicked wretch . Del'egate , v . to send as a deputy ... Demi - semi - quaver , s . the shortest note in Delf , Delft , s . a kind of counterfeit China music , ( the half of a demiqua ver . ) ...

Author: Robert Joseph Sullivan

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ISBN: OXFORD:590953582

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Ambrose Bierce The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs LOA 219

The Devil's Dictionary / Bits of Autobiography / selected stories Ambrose Bierce S.T. Joshi. captain saw him. Promptly, but with the same slow precision as before, he sang his commands: “Skirmishers, halt!” The men stopped and according ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531831

Category: Fiction

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A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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An Universal Etymological English Dictionary

6 d . paid by each Member of the DEVIL on tbe Neck , a sort of Rack or torSociety , to the House , every Term , for de turing ... DETRIMENTAL , hurtful ; which brings DEVIL's Arfe a Peak , a great unfathom . ... cut , to shorten .

Author: Nathan BAILEY

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ISBN: BL:A0019564385

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A Compendious Syriac Dictionary

Jis , 1 : 3 . a ) to be short , narrow , brief ; wild cabbage . pusēö ? wis the days are few . b ) to be sad ... be cut short , made brief , and wishl " leading of devils ; gram . a feeble syllable i.e. one containing a quiescent letter ...

Author: Robert Payne Smith

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060329

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This standard lexicon of Syriac has long been the choice of students of Syriac, both for its comprehensiveness and also because of its handy size. It originated as an abridgement of Payne Smith's Thesaurus Syriacus, a substantically larger work that also tends to be less accessible for the student. Here the meanings of the Syriac words are given in English, and the order of the Syriac is alphabetical, to avoid requiring the student to know the root of the word being looked up. An essential tool for anyone studying or researching Syriac texts or literature and for students of the Semitic languages. The Compendious Syriac Dictionary was first published by Oxford University Press in 1903 and has been out of print for a number of years. A quality Eisenbrauns reprint based on the 1976 printing.
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A Dictionary of the Art of Printing

These boys are not now called devils , as in the time of Moxon , but Flies , or Fly Boys . FLYING FRISKET . In working at press , the act of turning down the frisket and the tympan upon the form by the same motion , for despatch ; it is ...

Author: William Savage

Publisher: London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans

ISBN: UCSF:31378008169073

Category: Printing

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A Compendious Syriac Dictionary

Iis , Lið . a ) to be short , narrow , brief ; wild cabbage . pusvä сoin the days are few . b ) to be sad , pl . art . n ... to be cut short , made brief , asa violla leading of devils ; gram . a feeble syllable i . e . one containing a ...

Author: Jessie Payne Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725206427

Category: Religion

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In this major reference tool, Jessie Payne Smith has abridged the great two-volume work, 'Thesaurus Syriacus,' by her late father. But her task was not to simply edit down the earlier, massive tomes. She also provided English translations for each entry and additional notations. Her father's dictionary had translated each Syriac word into Latin. The Latin translations made it more internationally accessible; but with the decline of the use of Latin, it decreased in usefulness. Her labors have insured that it continues to benefit scholars and students of Syriac.
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An Universal Etymological English Dictionary Comprehending the Derivation of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue Either Ancient Or Modern And Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs A New Edition Being the Twenty fifth By N Bailey

L. DEVIL's Arle a Peak , a great unfathom To DETRU'NĆATE ( de dranco , L. ] to lop , able hole in Derbyfeire . to cut , to shorten . DEVIL's - Bit , an herb . Succif . , L. DETRUNC A'TION , a cutting off a branch Sea - DEVIL , a strange ...

Author: Nathan Bailey

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ISBN: BL:A0024593052

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POWER OVER ALL DEVILS AND EVIL

Forget about the distortion of the Bible: according to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 'veil' is a thin piece of material worn by women to cover their faces at formal occasions such as weddings or for religious reasons.

Author: GODSWORD GODSWILL ONU

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312944138

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A Dictionary Hindustani English

p . much . h . male demon . s . devil . S. mange hihtar , good , excellent , well , better . sig ugcor bhațulā , m . a kind of bread made vigo TER bahattai , seventy - two . h . from the tour of the arher and other sorts of puire . do ...

Author: Duncan Forbes

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 8120603745

Category: Foreign Language Study

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A Dictionary Hindustani English

Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary, English and Hindustani Duncan Forbes ... [ a demon . 8 . aüg : bhutta , m . Indian corn , any large bunch.h . Lügyal bhutnā , m . a small devil , an imp , väg orgy bhatthā , m . a furnace ...

Author: Duncan Forbes

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ISBN: BML:37001102225997

Category: English language

Page: 802

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A Dictionary Hindustani and English

Syeikh bhabhūkā , m . blaze , flame , explosion ; Tullia bhattachārj , m . the most learned adj . red ( as a coal ) ... m . a kind of Lilies bhutiyūnā , n . to be like a devil , s . marsiya , or elegiac verses sung in praise of Hasan or ...

Author: Duncan Forbes

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU58959084

Category: English language

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