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- verb Present participle of
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The fourteenth-century MS. Containing it is in a deplorably garbled condition, having folios missing here and there and showing lines of very uneven length as well as assonating rhymes frequently imperfect.
[Footnote 43: Historically, of i6-syllable lines, all assonating.] (2) Alternate assonance may be employed with lines of any length.
An _estribillo_, or refrain, may be used in any assonating verse (p. 45). page lxxxi
[Footnote 1: The popular epics were written in assonating lines of variable length.