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from The American HeritageĀ® 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

  • adj.
  • 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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