HUMANITY, n. The human race, collectively, exclusive of the anthropoid poets.
EAT, v.i. To perform successively (and successfully) the functions of mastication, humectation, and deglutition.””I was in the drawing-room, enjoying my dinner,”” said Brillat- Savarin, beginning an anecdote. “”What!”” interrupted Rochebriant; “”eating dinner in a drawing-room?””...
ADOLESCENCE The stage between puberty and adultery.
MEDICINE, n. A stone flung down the Bowery to kill a dog in Broadway.
FOREFINGER, n. The finger commonly used in pointing out two malefactors.
PHYSICIAN, n. One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.
Valor is a soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler’s hope.
SCRIBBLER, n. A professional writer whose views are antagonistic to one’s own.
FICKLENESS, n. The iterated satiety of an enterprising affection.
Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can’t find you.