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1. joins two nouns (forming the figure called hendiadys) one of which is logically in adjectival relation to the other; or two adjs. the first of which is adverbial to the second: “tediousness and process”=tedious process R2 II. iii. 12, “flint and hardness”=flinty hardness Ant. IV. ix. 16; “slow and moving”=slowly moving Oth. IV. ii. 54.
2. =AN1 q.v.
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