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Hysteron Proteron

Definition

A figure of speech in which things are named in the reverse of their normal order.

[n] the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
[n] reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')

Example

Examples: So he came, cart and horse. Night and day---Cole Porter. We never wondered how he garnered his butter and bread.

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