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architect

Cynical Definitions

n. One who drafts a plan of your house for the purpose of planning a draft of your bank account.

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Cynical Quotations

Most of the public buildings of the United States are of the Ramshackle order, though some of our earlier architects preferred the Ironic. Recent additions to the White House in Washington are Theo-Doric, the ecclesiastic order of the Dorians. They are exceedingly fine and cost one hundred dollars a brick.

— Ambrose Bierce

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