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The Devil's Dictionary: Tzetze (or Tsetse) Fly

by Ambrose Bierce
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TZETZE (or TSETSE) FLY

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An African insect (Glossina morsitans) whose bite is commonly regarded as nature's most efficacious remedy for insomnia, though some patients prefer that of the American novelist (Mendax interminabilis).

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