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- n. Indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution.
- n. Indirect or roundabout routes or directions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
From Old French ambages (French ambages), from Latin ambāges, from ambi- + agere ("to drive"). (Wiktionary)