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DEINOTHERIUM, n. An extinct pachyderm that flourished

 

" DEINOTHERIUM, n. An extinct pachyderm that flourished when the Pterodactyl was in fashion. The latter was a native of Ireland, its name being pronounced Terry Dactyl or Peter O'Dactyl, as the man pronouncing it may chance to have heard it spoken or seen it printed. "


-Ambrose Bierce
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