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message 1: by Héctor (last edited Mar 26, 2008 12:13PM) (new)

Héctor ALLIANCE, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


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Héctor ARISTOCRACY, n. Government by the best men. (In this sense the word is obsolete; so is that kind of government.) Fellows that wear downy hats and clean shirts, guilty of education and suspected of bank accounts.


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Héctor BENEFACTOR, n. One who makes heavy purchases of ingratitude, without, however, materially affecting the price, which is still within the means of all.


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