Periphrasis : Circumlocution :
This consists in expressing some fact or idea in a roundabout way instead of stating at once. Euphemism often takes the form of Periphrasis.
The viewless couriers of the air = the winds
A Terminological inexactitude = lie
He resembled the animal that browses on thistles = an ass
His prominent feature (= his nose) was like an eagle's beak.
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