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The Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true
Any of various tools, either hand-operated or power-driven, having a thin metal blade or disk with a sharp, usually toothed edge, used for cutting wood, metal, or other hard materials.
A short, pithy saying (Ex.: “Brevity is the soul of wit”)
The definition of a saying is something that has been said, like a motto or catch phrase.
A brief statement of a scientific principle.
A word, phrase, or sentence chosen as expressive of the goals or ideals of a nation, group, family, etc. and inscribed on a seal, banner, coin, coat of arms, etc.
Letters, numbers, or symbols forming words, phrases, etc., used chiefly in a text message
A quick, witty reply
The definition of an axiom is a universally accepted rule.
A statement the truth of which is obvious or well known; commonplace
The definition of an epigram is a witty short poem or statement.
Moral is defined as a principle that governs right and wrong or the lesson of a fable.
Expressing much in few words; short and pithy; pointed
A trite or overused expression or idea:
"O most gentle Jupiter! What tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal, and never cried 'Have patience, good people.'" -- Shakespeare
A short, simple story, usually of an occurrence of a familiar kind, from which a moral or religious lesson may be drawn
The definition of a precept is a guiding principle or rule that is used to control, influence or regulate conduct.
A phrase in wide or popular use, especially one serving as a slogan for a group or movement.
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