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  • Niall Houghton
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    27 January, 2018 at 11:59
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    Zeugma is a stylistic device in which a word, usually a verb is followed by two words which usually would not be used together.

    It is sometimes used for comical effect.

    For example:

    She filed the papers and her nails.
    They opened their door and their hearts to the new puppy.
    He left Mary in the library and in a hurry.

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