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[25] the converse procedure would rarely be ventured on by any save a poet: take, for example, the phrase:

Ucalegon burns next.

Aen. ii. 311.
It is, however, perhaps more permissible to describe what is possessed by reference to its possessor, as, for example, to say of a man whose estate is being squandered, “the man is being eaten up.” Of this form there are innumerable species.

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