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The Devil's Dictionary: Hypochondriasis

by Ambrose Bierce
HYENA
HYPOCRITE

HYPOCHONDRIASIS

-n.

Depression of one's own spirits.

 Some heaps of trash upon a vacant lot
Where long the village rubbish had been shot
Displayed a sign among the stuff and stumps —
"Hypochondriasis." It meant The Dumps.

- Bogul S. Purvy

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