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- noun Plural form of
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The chief forms of verse used are the elegiac distich (most frequent), scazons, and hendecasyllabics.
It is the bombast and the futile rules of the Asianic creed against which he flings his unsparing scazons.
These are surely the most beautiful _scazons_  in the Latin tongue; the metre limps no more; a master-hand has wrought it to exquisite melody; the quiet undulation of the sea, the yacht's easy gliding over its surface, live before us in its music.
If we may believe the evidence  of a satirical hexameter poem attributed to Sulpicia, she also wrote in hendecasyllables and scazons.
Horace does not mention the sixth place: I have introduced it for the benefit of persons who, as actually happened to me when very young, may attempt to write Iambic trimeters with no guide but this passage, and may be in consequence in danger of making them scazons, as I actually did.