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long metre

a stanzaic form consisting of four octosyllabic lines, used esp for hymns
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  • They were in long metre, and "Old Hundred" would have fitted them grandly.

    Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage
  • The monotonous story of this battery boy is told in long metre in the Diary here published.

    An Artilleryman's Diary Jenkin Lloyd Jones

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