Catachrestically
Catachrestic Cat`a*chres"tic, Catachrestical Cat`a*chres"tic*al, a. Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; constituting, characterized by or given to catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far-fetched. [1913 Webster] -- {Cat`a*chres"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

[A] catachrestical and improper way of speaking. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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