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Zeugma - Word of the Day - Sun Nov 21, 2021


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Zeugma - (noun) - the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words in a such a way that it applies to each in a different sense.

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Mark Twain, in his book Tom Sawyer in chapter 1, employed a zeugma that described a fight between two boys where they  'covered themselves in dust and glory'.

 

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