Allegorical
Allegoric Al`le*gor"ic, Allegorical Al`le*gor"ic*al, a. [F. all['e]gorique, L. allegorius, fr. Gr. ?. See {Allegory}.] Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative. ``An allegoric tale.'' --Falconer. ``An allegorical application.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Allegorical being . . . that kind of language which says one thing, but means another. --Max Miller. [1913 Webster] {Al`le*gor"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Al`le*gor"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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