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"quatrains" (in Persian poetry), 1859, plural of rubai, from Arabic rubaiyah, from rubaiy "composed of four elements."

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Examples from the Web for rubaiyat

Historical Examples

  • The Persian kitten, who is chasing her tail, has been celebrated in Rubaiyat.

    The Librarian at Play

    Edmund Lester Pearson

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is often parodied, but rarely worthily.

    A Parody Anthology

    Carolyn Wells

  • He had read the "Rubaiyat," and it made a great impression on him.

    The Plastic Age

    Percy Marks

  • The 'Rubaiyat' 's the only poem—if you're going to quote poetry.

    The Plastic Age

    Percy Marks

  • I am sorry that so many people know Fitzgerald only because of the "Rubaiyat."