|me'-so-zyoog'-ma||from Gk. meso, "middle" and zeugma, "yoke"|
|Also sp. mezozeugma|
|A zeugma in which one places a common verb for many subjects in the middle of a construction.|
door locked, and then his jaw.
Neither his father nor his mother could persuade him; neither his friends nor his kinsmen.
|Sources:||Mosellanus a4v; Susenbrotus (1540) 26; Peacham (1577) K3r; Putt. (1589) 176 ("mesozeugma," "middle marcher")|