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  • The latent configuration (_latens schematismus_) or inward structure of the parts of a body must be known before we can hope to superinduce a new nature upon it.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" Various

  • I have allowed myself to say so much on this word 'implicit,' because the history of the mode by which its true meaning was lost applies almost to all other corrupted words -- _mutatis mutandis_: and the amount of it may be collected into this formula, -- that the _result_ of the word is apprehended and retained, but the _schematismus_ by which that result was ever reached is lost.

    Note Book of an English Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey 1822

  • (the transposition of letters in a word), asteismus (a figure of reply; a facetious or mocking answer), and figures of deliberate obscurity (enigma, noema, schematismus) are cited by such

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3 1984


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  • Concealing a meaning by using figurative language, either out of necessity or for humor's sake. (Silva Rhetoricae)

    May 17, 2008