By this periphrasis Waverley readily apprehended his portmanteau was intended.
As a periphrasis, the combination in other words is subdisjunctive.
The periphrasis is a metaphor, and thus has the same life-span as a metaphor.
As a periphrasis the combination in other words is subdisjunctive.
"Prop of sea-waves' fire," a periphrasis for a woman that bears gold on her arm.