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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Zeugma \Zeug"ma\, n. [L., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to yoke, join. See
A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a
nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to
another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;"
where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred
also to arma.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: use of a word to govern two or more words though
appropriate to only one; "`Mr. Pickwick took his hat and
his leave' is an example of zeugma"
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