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The Devil's Dictionary: Palace

by Ambrose Bierce
PAINTING
PALM

PALACE

-n.

A fine and costly residence, particularly that of a great official. The residence of a high dignitary of the Christian Church is called a palace; that of the Founder of his religion was known as a field, or wayside. There is progress.

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