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a Malay verse form consisting of an indefinite number of quatrains with the second and fourth lines of each quatrain repeated as the first and third lines of the following one.
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is of Eastern origin, but it came into English through the French.
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) a verse form consisting of a series of quatrains in which the second and fourth lines of each verse are repeated as the first and third lines of the next
C19: via French from Malay
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