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  • And then Fenton says that iambic pentameter is, quote, a line of five feet, each of which is a ti-tum.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • And then Fenton says that iambic pentameter is, quote, a line of five feet, each of which is a ti-tum.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • Gibreel decided, something profoundly immoral about cloaking corruption in this greetings -- card tum -- ti-tum.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Kate had told this a little at a time, with a few appropriate bars of music between, which suddenly reminded me of the story of a Chinese procession which I had read in one of Marryat's novels when I was a child: "A thousand white elephants richly caparisoned, -- ti-tum tilly-lily," and so on, for a page or two.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • "Not so," replied the pacha, "I am weary of his eternal ti-tum, tilly-lilly, which yet ringeth in mine ears.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • "Not so," replied the pacha; "I am weary of his eternal ti-tum, tilly-lilly, which yet ringeth in mine ears.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

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