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long measure

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 of long measure
1710-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Richardson and Smollett and Fielding gave them a plenty of long-measure novels.

    The Spirit of America Henry Van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for long-measure

long measure

another name for linear measure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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