(?), n. [Pref. epi- + Gr. wheel + -oid.] (Geom.) A kind of curve. See Epicycloid, any Trochoid.
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(?), n. [L., fr. Gr. reference, arbitration, fr. to turn over, to give up, yield; 'epi` upon, over + to turn.] (Rhet.) A figure by which permission is either seriously or ironically granted to some one, to do what he proposes to do; e. g., "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still."
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(?), n. [L., fr. Gr. a fastening together, repetition, fr. to fasten to or upon; 'epi` upon + to join, yoke.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following lines: --
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Alone, alone, all all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea.
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