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Catachrestical

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Catachréstical. adj. [from catachresis.] Contrary to proper use; forced; far fetched.

A catachrestical and far derived similitude it holds with men, that is, in a bifurcation. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Catachrestical." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 27, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7766.


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