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Meaning of AMBAGES

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am*ba"ges\, n. pl. [L. (usually in pl.); pref. ambi-,
amb- + agere to drive: cf. F. ambage.]
A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding;
quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.

      After many ambages, perspicuously define what this
      melancholy is.                           --Burton.

 
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