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- adj. Like an acrostic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as acrostic.
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He is buried in the parish church, and in the north transept is the following acrostical epitaph which he composed for his monument: --
George Leghorn was particularly happy at these pencil games, and to him is due this very clever combination of the lyrical and the acrostical:
The title of the thirty-third has probably been omitted by some copyist; the ninth and tenth in some old Hebrew copies are written as one psalm, and there is an acrostical arrangement which shows that they really belong together.
In proof of his subdued quality, however, under the acrostical tyranny, I quote two little unpublished specimens addressed to the Misses Locke, whom he had never seen.
The book closes with an acrostical poem --- twenty-two verses beginning with the Hebrew letters in the order of the alphabet -- upon "The Virtuous