OCCIDENT, N. The Part Of The World Lying West (or East) Of The Orient.

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OCCIDENT, n. The part of the world lying west (or east) of the
Orient. It is largely inhabited by Christians, a powerful subtribe of
the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating,
which they are pleased to call "war" and "commerce." These, also, are
the principal industries of the Orient.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"