The Devil’s Dictionary ~ Ambrose Bierce

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Some definitions found therein:

April Fool: The March fool with another month added to his folly.

Archbishop: An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop.

Convent: A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the  vice of idleness.

Coronation: The ceremony of investing a sovereign with the outward and visible signs of his divine right to be blown sky high with a dynamite bomb

Coward: One who in a perilous emergency  thinks with his legs.

Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude.

Some others evoke a sharp intake of breath…