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.