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Historical Examples

amphibology, am-fib-ol′o-ji, n. the use of ambiguous phrases or such as can be construed in two senses.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun (pl) -gies, -lies
ambiguity of expression, esp when due to a grammatical construction, as in save rags and waste paper


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    ambiguous or equivocal, especially when due to the uncertain grammatical construction of a word or phrase.

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