United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)
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/bears/, n.
Ambrose (Gwinnett) /gwi net"/, 1842-1914?, U.S. journalist and short-story writer.

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Ambrose (Gwinnett) (1842 - c. 1914), U.S. writer, best known for his sardonic short stories that include Cobwebs from an Empty Skull (1874), In the Midst of Life (1898), and The Devil's Dictionary (1911). In 1913, he traveled to Mexico and mysteriously disappeared

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