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Diazeugma (di-a-zoog’-ma): The figure by which a single subject governs several verbs or verbal constructions (usually arranged in parallel fashion and expressing a similar idea); the opposite of zeugma.

I couldn’t find my needle because my metal detector’s battery was dead, the haystack was on fire, and I was drunk.

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