The following type of trope
has also some kinship
For when I speak of a man's
“looks” instead of his “look,” I use the plural for
the singular, but my aim is not to enable one thing
to be inferred from many (for the sense is clear
enough), but I merely vary the form of the word.
Again, when I call a “gilded roof” a “golden roof,”
I diverge a little from the truth, because gilding
forms only a part of the roof. But to follow out
these points is a task involving too much minute
detail even for a work whose aim is not the
training of an orator.