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- n. A pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre
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Drawing his similes from the surrounding scenery, and even, after the Oriental fashion, making use of a play on words
Revere Mount was a play on words — wasn’t he the patriot who’d ridden to warn of an invasion?
Here the play on words centres upon the root lawah which in the passive signifies "grow attached to."
In a beautiful play on words St. Augustine says (Serm. iii, n. xi): Bonos mores faciunt boni amores.