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[35] Flasks are called acetabula,1 whatever they contain, and caskets pyxides,2 of whatever material they are made, while parricide includes the murder of a mother or a brother. We must be careful to distinguish between abuse and metaphor, since the former is employed where there is no proper term available, and the latter when there is another term available. As for poets, they indulge in the abuse of words even in cases where proper terms do exist, and substitute words of somewhat similar meaning. But this is rare in prose.

1 Lit. vinegar flasks.

2 i.e. made of boxwood.

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