SERMON, n. Ground and lofty tumbling in the pulpit. (See Talmadge.) Occasionally used to define a religious discourse.
2007 Update: A pious exposition against sin and in favor of humility, holiness and precise intonation delivered to a congregation, choir and cleaning lady for it is written in the sacred texts that the way is narrow and few are those that find the gate, yet many are the numbers who will come before you to mislead- (MT 7:14-15) for great is the appetite for the flesh of the flock and rare are good shepherds with stout dogs for, oh yes, though they may cross themselves and genuflect with expressions of purity so too do they vote not as I would have you vote nor park where I park for they are as Methodists, abominable in God's sight. A typical sermon begins with a humorous anecdote and ends upon the passing of the parson.