Am*ba"ges (#), n. pl. [L. (usually in pl.); pref. ambi-, amb- + agere to drive: cf. F. ambage.]

A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.

After many ambages, perspicuously define what this melancholy is. Burton.

 

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