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- n. tallness, height
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Height of stature; tallness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tallness; loftiness.
For this Anglo-Latian word procerity, Johnson had, however, the authority of Addison.
Speaking of the pride which the old King, the father of his hero, took in being master of the tallest regiment in Europe, he says, 'To review this towering regiment was his daily pleasure; and to perpetuate it was so much his care, that when he met a tall woman he immediately commanded one of his Titanian retinue to marry her, that they might propagate procerity.'
'If the fair sex look upon us with an eye of favour, we shall make some attempts to lengthen out the human figure, and restore it to its ancient procerity.'
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