FIEND, n, A being whose existence is invaluable to the newspaper reporters, to whom, however, it is but just to admit that they commonly censure and deplore his way of life. To the "Fiend in human shape" they exhibit a particular animosity, insensible, it would seem, to the compliment implied by his assumption of the "form divine." Their condemnation of the "fire-fiend" is notably tempered by a certain lurid enthusiasm, and the "lunch-fiend" suffers only such disfavor as is provoked by his competition.
2006 Update: A criminal of unspeakable evil and unobservable malfeasance.
Belated Happy Birthday to my nephew, His Royal Highness, the Archfiend Jacob Stephen Pascover, from Ungagugie. At least I was on-time to your party.
And RABBIT, RABBIT!