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The Devil's Dictionary: Reveille

by Ambrose Bierce
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REVELATION

REVEILLE

-n.

A signal to sleeping soldiers to dream of battlefields no more, but get up and have their blue noses counted. In the American army it is ingeniously called "rev-e-lee," and to that pronunciation our countrymen have pledged their lives, their misfortunes and their sacred dishonor.

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