long-measure

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:
1710–20

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long measure
 
n
another name for linear measure

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