"quatrains" (in Persian poetry), 1859, plural of rubai, from Arabic rubaiyah, from rubaiy "composed of four elements."
The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is often parodied, but rarely worthily.
The Persian kitten, who is chasing her tail, has been celebrated in rubaiyat.
This is sufficiently proved from his large work—the illustrations to the "rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam."
The 'rubaiyat' 's the only poem—if you're going to quote poetry.
The crown of all the victories of the Crescent is that nobody reads the Koran and everybody reads the rubaiyat.
He had read the "rubaiyat," and it made a great impression on him.
Wherever the English speech is spoken or read, the rubaiyat have taken their place as a classic.
I am sorry that so many people know Fitzgerald only because of the "rubaiyat."
She sighed; and looking up from the rubaiyat, he caught her eyes fixed upon him, wide and speculative.
It was a first edition of the rubaiyat, the one with the jeweled peacock cover, and it would have been worth a fortune back home.