figure of speech :
- 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