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MONUMENT, n. A structure intended to commemorate something which either needs no commemoration or cannot be commemorated.-The bones of Agammemnon are a show, And ruined is his royal monument,but Agammemnon's fame suffers no diminution in consequence. The monument custom has its 'reductiones ad absurdum' in monuments "to the unknown dead" -- that is to say, monuments to perpetuate the memory of those who have left no memory.

MONUMENT, n. A structure intended to commemorate something which either needs no commemoration or cannot be commemorated.-The bones of Agammemnon are a show, And ruined is his royal monument,but Agammemnon's fame suffers no diminution in consequence. The monument custom has its 'reductiones ad absurdum' in monuments "to the unknown dead" -- that is to say, monuments to perpetuate the memory of those who have left no memory.

Recruit  n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait.  Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments — his feet.  Thompson Johnson

Recruit n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments — his feet. Thompson Johnson

OLEAGINOUS, adj. Oily, smooth, sleek.  Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as "unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous." And the good prelate was ever afterward known as Soapy Sam. For every man there is something in the vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin. His enemies have only to find it.

OLEAGINOUS, adj. Oily, smooth, sleek. Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as "unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous." And the good prelate was ever afterward known as Soapy Sam. For every man there is something in the vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin. His enemies have only to find it.

ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

ALLEGIANCE, n.  This thing Allegiance, as I suppose,  Is a ring fitted in the subject's nose,  Whereby that organ is kept rightly pointed  To smell the sweetness of the Lord's anointed.

ALLEGIANCE, n. This thing Allegiance, as I suppose, Is a ring fitted in the subject's nose, Whereby that organ is kept rightly pointed To smell the sweetness of the Lord's anointed.

DISABUSE, v.t. The present your neighbor with another and better error than the one which he has deemed it advantageous to embrace.

The present your neighbor with another and better error than the one which he has deemed it advantageous to embrace.

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Thursday is Request Day - Dragon, Geisha, Mardi Gras, Dictionary Page

Grapeshot  n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism.

An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism.

LICKSPITTLE, n. A useful functionary often found editing a newspaper.In his character of editor he is closely allied to the blackmailer by the tie of occasional identity for in truth the lickspittle is only the blackmailer under another aspect,though the latter is frequently found as an independent species.Lickspittling is more detestable than blackmailing, precisely as the business of a confidence man, more detestable than that of a highway robber;& the parallel maintains itself throughout

LICKSPITTLE, n. A useful functionary often found editing a newspaper.In his character of editor he is closely allied to the blackmailer by the tie of occasional identity for in truth the lickspittle is only the blackmailer under another aspect,though the latter is frequently found as an independent species.Lickspittling is more detestable than blackmailing, precisely as the business of a confidence man, more detestable than that of a highway robber;& the parallel maintains itself throughout

LUNARIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits. The Lunarians have been described by Lucian, Locke and other observers, but without much agreement. For example, Bragellos avers their anatomical identity with Man, but Professor Newcomb says they are more like the hill tribes of Vermont.

LUNARIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits. The Lunarians have been described by Lucian, Locke and other observers, but without much agreement. For example, Bragellos avers their anatomical identity with Man, but Professor Newcomb says they are more like the hill tribes of Vermont.

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