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Definition of Benedictines

An order of monks otherwise known as black friars.
  She thought it a crow, but it turn out to be
      A monk of St. Benedict croaking a text.
  'Here's one of an order of cooks,' said she --
      'Black friars in this world, fried black in the next.'

'The Devil on Earth' (London, 1712)

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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