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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A foot of four syllables, one long and three short, admitting of four combinations, according to the place of the long syllable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient prosody, a foot consisting of four times or syllables, one of which is long, the other three being short.

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