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pe'rspective (non-literal in all exx.)
1. optical device for producing fantastic images All'sW. V. iii. 48, Sonn. xxiv. 4.
2. picture or figure constructed so as to appear distorted except from one particular point of view Tw.N. V. i. 227 “A natural , that is, and is not,” R2 II. ii. 18 “Like p-s, which rightly gaz'd upon Show nothing but confusion, ey'd awry Distinguish form.”
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