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long measure

noun
1.
Also called long meter. Prosody. a four-line stanza in iambic tetrameter, often used in hymns, with the second and fourth lines rhyming and sometimes the first and third lines rhyming as well.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20
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British Dictionary definitions for long measure

long measure

noun
1.
another name for linear measure
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