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Friday, April 19, 2013

Geology Definition


Geology n.:

The science of the Earth's crust- to which, doubtless, will be added that of the its interior whenever a man shall come up garrulous out of a well. The geological formations of the globe already noted are catalogued thus: The Primary, or lower one, consists of rocks, bones or mired mules, gas pipes, miners' tools, antique statues without the nose, Spanish doubloons and ancestors. The Secondary is largely made up of red worms and moles. The Tertiary comprises railway tracks, patent pavements, grass snakes, mouldy boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage, anarchists, snapdogs and fools.

From Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's dictionary.

Loz

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 http://plqhq.blogspot.com.ar/

Devils dictionary at Project Gutemberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/972
Geology n.:

The science of the Earth's crust- to which, doubtless, will be added that of the its interior whenever a man shall come up garrulous out of a well. The geological formations of the globe already noted are catalogued thus: The Primary, or lower one, consists of rocks, bones or mired mules, gas pipes, miners' tools, antique statues without the nose, Spanish doubloons and ancestors. The Secondary is largely made up of red worms and moles. The Tertiary comprises railway tracks, patent pavements, grass snakes, mouldy boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage, anarchists, snapdogs and fools.

From Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's dictionary.

Loz

Image credit: http://plqhq.blogspot.com.ar

Devils dictionary at Project Gutemberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/972