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hendiadys


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hendiadys  \Hen*di"a*dys\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  ?  ?  one  by  two.] 
  (Gram.) 
  A  figure  in  which  the  idea  is  expressed  by  two  nouns 
  connected  by  and  instead  of  by  a  noun  and  limiting 
  adjective;  as  we  drink  from  cups  and  gold,  for  golden  cups. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hendiadys 
  n  :  use  of  two  conjoined  nouns  instead  of  a  noun  and  modifier 




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