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  • n  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
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  • Oh, Oxymoron
    An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms, such as "living dead." Speaking of contradictory, Jonathan Coulton applies his mellow acoustic guitar to a song by the electric wizard, Jimi Hendrix, because all clues in this round are sung to the tune of "Foxy Lady."
    June 28, 2013 - NPR
  • What’s in a Name?
    For George Phelps, half a century fighting for civil rights Ashley Brotherton Strolling down memory lane is more than a figure of speech to George Phelps, who can see his new namesake street from his backyard.     At his street-naming ceremony, Mayor Josh Cohen, City Alderwoman Classie Hoyle, County Councilman Chris Trumbauer, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and Maryland Sen. John ...
    June 27, 2013 - Bay Weekly

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