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synecdoche

figure of speech using a part to represent the whole, or vice versa
[see examples in the links at the top of the list below]


Sightings:

A leaf from the rhetorical forest

When a hand goes to dinner

How to speak Victorian, converse with the literati, and speak figuratively

More to Catch than meets the eye
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With plastic you can get nice threads -- talking it over

What Darwin means to many

What does the spotted owl mean to you?

Or Palestine?

Keep your keels on the whale-road while you study Beowulf

Drive-by piano music

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