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The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce
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-n.

The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.

 Intent on making his quotation truer,
He sought the page infallible of Brewer,
Then made a solemn vow that we would be
Condemned eternally. Ah, me, ah, me!

- Stumpo Gaker