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The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce
MALEFACTOR
MAMMALIA

MALTHUSIAN

-adj.

Pertaining to Malthus and his doctrines. Malthus believed in artificially limiting population, but found that it could not be done by talking. One of the most practical exponents of the Malthusian idea was Herod of Judea, though all the famous soldiers have been of the same way of thinking.