amphibology

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an ambiguous grammatical construction

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Yet Macbeth is also a play of equivocations and amphibologies, and therefore it can follow a certain decorum even through its indecorous elements.
(9) The poem warns of misunderstanding (5.1793-98) and refers to the slipperiness of language when Criseyde speaks of ambiguity or "amphibologies" (4.1406).