avernus - Devil's Dictionary definition n. The lake by which the ancients entered the infernal regions. The fact that access to the infernal regions was obtained by
a lake is believed by the learned Marcus Ansello Scrutator to have
suggested the Christian rite of baptism by immersion. This, however,
has been shown by Lactantius to be an error.
_Facilis descensus Averni,_
The poet remarks; and the sense
Of it is that when down-hill I turn I
Will get more of punches than pence.
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