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Literature and Ideas

heat

n.

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

Heat, says Professor Tyndall, is a mode
    Of motion, but I know now how he's proving
His point; but this I know — hot words bestowed
    With skill will set the human fist a-moving,
And where it stops the stars burn free and wild.
Crede expertum — I have seen them, child.

Gorton Swope