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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of hexameter verse so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each, having generally a trochee in the first and the fourth foot, and an amphimacer in the third; -- applied also to a regular hexameter verse when so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Priapus.
  • In ancient prosody, noting a certain verse or meter. See the noun.
  • [lowercase] Having a priapism.
  • n. In ancient prosody, a logaƓdic meter consisting of a catalectic Glyconic and a Pherecratean.

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