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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The watery eye; a disease in which the tears accumulate in the eye, and trickle over the cheek.
  • n. The emphatic repetition of a word or phrase, at the end of several sentences or stanzas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, watery eye, in which the tears, from increased secretion or some disease of the lacrymal passages, accumulate in front of the eye and trickle over the cheek.
  • n. In rhetoric, same as epistrophe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.

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