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AMPHIBOLOGY

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 885 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AMPHIBOLOGY, or AaMPHIBOLY (Gr. aµct.ifoXia), in logic, a verbal fallacy arising from ambiguity in the grammatical structure of a sentence (Aristot., Organon,Soph., El., chap. iv.). Glaucophane Crocidolite Riebeckite Arfvedsonite It occurs frequently in poetry, owing to the alteration for metrical reasons of the natural order of words; Jevons quotes as an example Shakespeare, Henry VI.: "The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose."
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