Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.