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am·phi·bol·ic

(am'fi-bol'ik),
Referring to reactions or biologic pathways that serve in both biosynthesis and degradation (that is, anabolism and catabolism).
[amphi- + metabolic]

am·phi·bol·ic

, amphibolous (am'fi-bol'ik)
Referring to reactions or biologic pathways that serve in both biosynthesis and degradation (i.e., anabolism and catabolism).
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The amphibology of words is the vital element of poetry.
With Beltrami, it appeared that in the exact science of geometry the amphibology of language also played an essential role, that here, too, artistic paronomasia was extremely fruitful.
The real meaning in the amphibology "intelligence" as Barthes uses it does not lie in either sense of the word; somehow, it is in that wink.
These women are sumptuously dressed and it is difficult to ascertain their social status based on their clothing, hence the amphibology of the images.
Lawrence's coals, since "chiunque da questi carboni in segno di croce e tocco, tutto quello anno puo viver sicuro che fuoco nol cocera che non si senta." (10) Cipolla's artful speech is all balanced on amphibology: from the outset of his speech/journey to the land of Menzogna, the friar's words "play on a double-level effect, duping the faithful Certaldesi with the apparent meaning, and winking, with the real meaning, to the intelligence of the two pranksters (Giovanni del Bragoniera and Biagio Pizzini) and the readers." (11) This is what Dilwyn Knox calls mendacium ironicum (12)--a statement that is only apparently wondrous or extraordinary.