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- adjective rare Allusive.
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allusive; making allusion
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But it also raises issues about who this sort of allusory work is intended for.
To demand he apologize is stupid however; the point of allusory slams is that they're not literal and the listener is allowed to think himself clever to detect them.
The Glove story is one of the best-known anecdotes in history; besides its French source, it has been told in German by Schiller, in English by Leigh Hunt, and has received thousands of allusory comments -- but always from one point of view.
Even elementary school children can do it, but in their case the learning begins backwards: The allusory title is written before the story.