It is to be hoped this new word may be admitted, as the laying of eggs cannot otherwise be expressed without a periphrasis.
The periphrasis is a metaphor, and thus has the same life-span as a metaphor.
Be it remarked that this periphrasis indicated his mother; and that the bread he alluded to is made with a species of leaven.
As a periphrasis the combination in other words is subdisjunctive.
Periphras′tic, -al, containing or expressed by periphrasis or circumlocution.
"Prop of sea-waves' fire," a periphrasis for a woman that bears gold on her arm.
As a periphrasis, the combination in other words is subdisjunctive.
He used antithesis, periphrasis, and climax with great skill.
By this periphrasis Waverley readily apprehended his portmanteau was intended.
If the sense demanded the use of such a word, a periphrasis of 'noble' words must be employed instead.