from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A metrical pattern employing couplets in which the first line is in iambic hexameter and the second is in iambic heptameter.
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- noun A
metrewith alternate lines of 12 and 14 syllables, because it was said that poultersgave 12 eggs for the first dozen and 14 if you bought a second dozen.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From obsolete poulter, a poultry dealer (from the practice of giving a few extra eggs in the dozen), from Middle English pulter, from Old French pouletier; see poultry.]
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See Coined by George Gascoigne in 1576, See poulter & definition below.
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