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Your Third Daily Dose of Medicine From Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" – It's Just What the Doctor Ordered!

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Your dose for January 4, 2009, is also a noun, and a quickie-but-goodie:

Aborigines, n. Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.  They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.


 

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(Read a few biographical words about Ambrose Bierce, from the 1958 Dover paperback edition of The Devil’s Dictionary, here.) 

 

 

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 
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