Mesozeugma (me’-so-zyoog’-ma): A zeugma in which one places a common verb for many subjects in the middle of a construction.
It was time to go across the street, through the yard, onto the path.
He was in a hurry, but it did not matter. As usual ‘time was a thief’ and it stole his timely arrival.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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