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hyperbaton


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyperbaton  \Hy*per"ba*ton\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  transposed, 
  fr  ?  to  step  over  "ype`r  over  +  ?  to  step.]  (Gram.) 
  A  figurative  construction,  changing  or  inverting  the  natural 
  order  of  words  or  clauses;  as  ``echoed  the  hills''  for  ``the 
  hills  echoed.'' 
 
  With  a  violent  hyperbaton  to  transpose  the  text. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyperbaton 
  n  :  reversal  of  normal  word  order  (as  in  `cheese  I  love') 




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