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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Autonomasy  \Au`to*nom"a*sy\,  n.  [Auto-  +  Gr  ?  a  name  fr  ?  a 
  name  or  for  E.  antonomasia.]  (Rhet.) 
  The  use  of  a  word  of  common  or  general  signification  for  the 
  name  of  a  particular  thing  as  ``He  has  gone  to  town,''  for 
  ``He  has  gone  to  London.''