χρησίμῳ ... χρῆται: where it does not use the foot to any purpose: i.e. the leap is to headlong destruction; it is not one in which the feet can anywhere find a safe landing-place. For the paronomasia cp. Pind. P. 2.78 “κερδοῖ δὲ τί μάλα τοῦτο κερδαλέον τελέθει;” “but for the creature named of gain,” （the fox） “what so gainful is there here?”
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