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part of speech: noun

A figure in grammar in which two nouns are joined to a verb suitable to only one of them, but suggesting another verb suitable to the other noun; or in which an adjective is similarly used with two nouns.

part of speech: noun

A figure in grammar by which a verb or adjective agreeing with one noun is made to refer also to another.

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