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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diary  \Di"a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Diaries}.  [L.  diarium,  fr  dies  day 
  See  {Deity}.] 
  A  register  of  daily  events  or  transactions;  a  daily  record;  a 
  journal;  a  blank  book  dated  for  the  record  of  daily 
  memoranda;  as  a  diary  of  the  weather;  a  physician's  diary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diary  \Di"a*ry\,  a. 
  lasting  for  one  day  as  a  diary  fever.  [Obs.]  ``Diary 
  ague.''  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diary 
  n  1:  a  daily  written  record  of  (usually  personal)  experiences  and 
  observations  [syn:  {journal}] 
  2:  a  personal  record  book  (as  a  physical  object) 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DIARY,  n.  A  daily  record  of  that  part  of  one's  life,  which  he  can 
  relate  to  himself  without  blushing. 
 
  Hearst  kept  a  diary  wherein  were  writ 
  All  that  he  had  of  wisdom  and  of  wit. 
  So  the  Recording  Angel,  when  Hearst  died, 
  Erased  all  entries  of  his  own  and  cried: 
  "I'll  judge  you  by  your  diary."  Said  Hearst: 
  "Thank  you  'twill  show  you  I  am  Saint  the  First"  -- 
  Straightway  producing,  jubilant  and  proud, 
  That  record  from  a  pocket  in  his  shroud. 
  The  Angel  slowly  turned  the  pages  o'er, 
  Each  stupid  line  of  which  he  knew  before 
  Glooming  and  gleaming  as  by  turns  he  hit 
  On  Shallow  sentiment  and  stolen  wit; 
  Then  gravely  closed  the  book  and  gave  it  back 
  "My  friend,  you've  wandered  from  your  proper  track: 
  You'd  never  be  content  this  side  the  tomb  -- 
  For  big  ideas  Heaven  has  little  room 
  And  Hell's  no  latitude  for  making  mirth," 
  He  said  and  kicked  the  fellow  back  to  earth. 
  "The  Mad  Philosopher" 
 
 




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