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[28] The following type of trope has also some kinship with synecdochè. 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.

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