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gradus

(ˈɡreɪdəs)
n, pl -duses
1. (Classical Music) a book of études or other musical exercises arranged in order of increasing difficulty
2. (Poetry) prosody a dictionary or textbook of prosody for use in writing Latin or Greek verse
[C18: shortened from Latin Gradus ad Parnassum a step towards Parnassus, a dictionary of prosody used in the 18th and 19th centuries]
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Yes," said Tom, taking his hand out of his back hair, and delighted to throw his Gradus ad Parnassum on to the sofa; "I know him pretty well.
So the table was cleared, the cloth restored, and the three fell to work with Gradus and dictionary upon the morning's vulgus.
He then proceeded to patch his tags together with the help of his Gradus, producing an incongruous and feeble result of eight elegiac lines, the minimum quantity for his form, and finishing up with two highly moral lines extra, making ten in all, which he cribbed entire from one of his books, beginning "O genus humanum," and which he himself must have used a dozen times before, whenever an unfortunate or wicked hero, of whatever nation or language under the sun, was the subject.
Martin then proceeded to write down eight lines in English, of the most matter-of-fact kind, the first that came into his head; and to convert these, line by line, by main force of Gradus and dictionary into Latin that would scan.
He then set to work as much as possible without Gradus or other help, to clothe his idea in appropriate Latin or Greek, and would not be satisfied till he had polished it well up with the aptest and most poetic words and phrases he could get at.
The vulguses being finished by nine o'clock, and Martin having rejoiced above measure in the abundance of light, and of Gradus and dictionary, and other conveniences almost unknown to him for getting through the work, and having been pressed by Arthur to come and do his verses there whenever he liked, the three boys went down to Martin's den, and Arthur was initiated into the lore of birds' eggs, to his great delight.
Erasmi Colloquia, Ovid de Tristibus, Gradus ad Parnassum;
For the past year, Gradus will report over 34 million BGN net profit and about 200 mln leva revenues.
In June, 2016, Cavid Yusifzadeh won the 1st place at the 6th International Gradus ad Parnassum in Kaunas, and once again proved himself as a perfect, virtuoso performer.
This study provided no evidence that a severe chronic stress disorder such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with cancer incidence,' said corresponding author Jaimie Gradus, assistant professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in the US.
Gradus and Bluestein-Livnon, The Urban Ecology of Beer Sheva, 6.
Causa delata est ad normam canonis 1682 [seccion] 1 CIC ad Tribunal appellationis quod decreto diei 6 decembris 2005 causam ad ordinarium examen secundi gradus admittendam esse decrevit.