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Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary"

The following definitions are from "The Devil's Dictionary", compiled by American journalist and writer Ambrose Bierce. You need to supply the missing word or phrase. (Hint: Don't forget that he was known as a cynical pessimist.)
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10 Q
suomy
Jun 29 13
276 plays
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Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary"

Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" is a lexicon of sardonic, ironic, and bitingly humorous definitions written by Bierce during his long career.
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10 Q
kingofmates
Jul 30 12
171 plays
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The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary is a collection of sharp, witty and cynical definitions by Ambrose Bierce, so bear this in mind when answering the questions. For example, his definition of a Coward, is 'One, who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.'
Tough
10 Q
exit10
Oct 27 01
885 plays
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The Boarded Window

Ambrose Bierce seems to have been very eccentric and most of his stories deal with death. "The Boarded Window" is one of his better known works.
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srfield99
Mar 03 08
153 plays
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A Horseman in the Sky

This is a typical story by Ambrose Bierce, who was anything but a typical author. He was a cynical storyteller and a master of irony.
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10 Q
srfield99
Apr 17 08
162 plays
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"Devil's Dictionary" definitions

Ambrose Bierce (1842-?) (motto: "nothing matters"), great - and rare - American satirist. Here are some definitions from his most famous work; you have to guess which word he's defining. The interesting info contains some more of his biting wit.
Tough
25 Q
anselm
Jan 29 05
399 plays
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