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ARSENIC, n. A kind of cosmetic greatly affected by the ladies, whom it greatly affects in turn."Eat arsenic? Yes, all read more

ARSENIC, n. A kind of cosmetic greatly affected by the ladies, whom it greatly affects in turn."Eat arsenic? Yes, all you get," Consenting, he did speak up;"'Tis better you should eat it, pet, Than put it in my teacup." --Joel Huck

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Cosmetics Quotes,
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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Certainty Quotes,
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MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that read more

MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that he was mortal.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Knight Quotes,
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Electricity seems destined to play a most important part in the arts and industries. The question of its economical application read more

Electricity seems destined to play a most important part in the arts and industries. The question of its economical application to some purposes is still unsettled, but experiment has already proved that it will propel a street car better than a gas

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Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich read more

Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Friendship Quotes,
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