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The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce
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ARSENIC

-n.

A kind of cosmetic greatly affected by the ladies, whom it greatly affects in turn.

 "Eat arsenic? Yes, all you get,"
Consenting, he did speak up;
"'Tis better you should eat it, pet,
Than put it in my teacup."

- Joel Huck