long metre


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long metre

n
(Poetry) a stanzaic form consisting of four octosyllabic lines, used esp for hymns
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Consider 'Bitwene March ant Averil' (probably better known as 'Alysoun') from the Harley lyrics, with its burden in a mix of long metre and ballad metre:
The agreement would require that DEPCO continue the project and begin construction of the first stage of the 1300 long metre wharf over a period of two and a half years after the signing of the company's agreement with the government.
Silence, commingled with gloom, reigned supreme again, as the line, stretching for long metres, inched towards the polling booth.