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Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Mar-14 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Lighter, I think you've nailed it. Nominalization.

The reference to 'shelllike' reminds me of a non-pertinent passage from Wodehouse.
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Bertie Wooster: Ah well, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Fair Damsel: You know your Shelley.

Bertie Wooster: I am?