plural syllepses sə-ˈlep-ˌsēz
: the use of a word to modify or govern syntactically two or more words with only one of which it formally agrees in gender, number, or case
: the use of a word in the same grammatical relation to two adjacent words in the context with one literal and the other metaphorical in sense
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