Meanwhile the name of El Dorado came to be used metaphorically of any place where wealth could be rapidly acquired.
A similar use of birch rods has continued among pedagogues to times so recent that the birch is yet, literally or metaphorically, the instrument of school-room discipline.
He uses the term Hades twice metaphorically (Matt.
The foolishness and obstinacy of the ass has caused the name to be transferred metaphorically to human beings; and the fifth proposition of Book i.
Metaphorically it is used for the immeasurable darkness, eternity, and the infinite generally.