Like many gun names, the word "culverin" has a metaphorical meaning.
"When you talk in that metaphorical style I fail to understand you," said Quentyns.
Stabbing with the pen, therefore, is not merely a metaphorical expression.
Descent and ascent when thus applied to the soul are metaphorical.
And then you've got a house—not a metaphorical one, but a house with father and sisters.
In metaphorical use, how are harsh and bitter distinguished?
With what implication is it always used in the metaphorical sense?
Such a shaking up of the dry bones, both literal and metaphorical!
In every case when the word is mentioned the insect is employed in a metaphorical sense.
These metaphorical expressions appear to designate the rainbow.