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Definition of Nose

  NOSE   noun
The extreme outpost of the face.  From the circumstance that great conquerors have great noses, Getius, whose writings antedate the age of humor, calls the nose the organ of quell.  It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
      There's a man with a Nose,
      And wherever he goes
  The people run from him and shout:
      'No cotton have we
      For our ears if so be
  He blow that interminous snout!'

      So the lawyers applied
      For injunction.  'Denied,'
  Said the Judge:  'the defendant prefixion,
      Whate'er it portend,
      Appears to transcend
  The bounds of this court's jurisdiction.'

Arpad Singiny

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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