from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hexastich.
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The ripe ears of the last hang so as to become almost parallel with the stem; they are narrower and longer than in (b), owing to the grains being placed farther apart on the rachis; it includes the Chevalier variety, one of the best for malting purposes, (ii.) _H. sativum_, subsp. _hexastichum_, six-rowed barley (the _H. hexastichon_ of Linnaeus).
¶ But Fabian and others doo as it were point out the place of his interrement, saieng that he lieth intoomed on the south side of saint Edwards shrine, with an epitaph expressing partlie his proportion of bodie and partlie his properties of mind, as after followeth in a rimed hexastichon: