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anastrophe


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anastrophe  \A*nas"tro*phe\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  turn  up  or  back 
  ?  +  ?  to  turn.]  (Rhet.  &  Gram.) 
  An  inversion  of  the  natural  order  of  words  as  echoed  the 
  hills,  for  the  hills  echoed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anastrophe 
  n  :  the  reversal  of  the  normal  order  of  words  [syn:  {inversion}] 




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