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- adj. hexametric; consisting of six metrical feet
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hexametric.
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Which in the blink of an eye unleashes that hexametrical magma.
Still, some day I don't despair to gain an enterprising Sosius; for my literal and hexametrical translation is almost what Carthusians used to call “a crib,” and perhaps some day the School Board or their organ, Mr. Joseph Hughes's Practical Teacher, may adopt my version.
The prose of Sallust differs from that of Cicero in being less rhythmical; the hexametrical ending which the orator rightly rejects, is in him not infrequent.
In another of his letters he falls into hexametrical measure:
Although Mr.C. was remarkably deficient in the technical memory of words, he could say a great deal of Isaiah by heart, and he delighted in pointing out the hexametrical rhythm of numerous passages in the English version: --
The Basít has four more A’áriz, three called majzúah, because each line is shortened by a Juz or foot, one called mashtúrah (halved), because the number of feet is reduced from four to two, and we may here notice that the former kind of lessening the number of feet is frequent with the hexametrical circles (B. C.