from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quatrain in iambic tetrameter, rhyming in the second and fourth lines and often in the first and third. Also called long measure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A quatrain of an iambic pentameter having rhyme in the second and fourth lines
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. iambic verses or lines of four feet each, four verses usually making a stanza; -- commonly indicated by the initials L. M.
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