Periphrasis : Circumlocution

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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