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ambages

[am-bey-jeez] /æmˈbeɪ dʒiz/
noun, Archaic. (used with a plural verb)
1.
winding, roundabout paths or ways.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin ambāgēs (plural) circuits, equivalent to amb(i)- ambi- + -āg- (combining form of agere to move) + -ēs plural ending; cf. indagate
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