fourteener


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fourteener

(ˌfɔːˈtiːnə)
n
1. (Poetry) poetry a line of poetry with fourteen syllables
2. (Poetry) poetry a poem with fourteen lines
3. (Mountaineering) dialect US a mountain that is higher than 14,000 feet
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It's a natural fit for Weigel, as KREG — with a tower high atop Sunlight Peak, a "fourteener" avid mountain hiker David Field of Entercom is likely familiar with — is already the home for Weigel's Heroes & Icons channel on its main over-the-air channel.
The most intrepid and fit of them all can attempt summiting North and South Maroon Peaks, two of the hardest "fourteener" (14,000-foot peaks) hikes in all of Colorado.
So, too, can any event that confronts us with something larger than ourselves--the birth of a child, the summit of a fourteener, natural phenomena such as a total solar eclipse.
Housman begins by asking three rhetorical questions; his unusually long fourteener lines repeat the key words: "colour," "hair," and "hanging"; and the ironic, five-syllabic "abominable" has a powerful crusading effect:
Throughout her study, she moves easily and persuasively between formal and stylistic properties--for instance, "the use of common measure and the fourteener, and the 'Saxon monosyllable'" (127)--and their political dimensions.
Although the trochaic verse seems a fourteener, Atreides manages to convey in one line what Pujals does in over three.
The printed version praises Hunyadi in a poem in fourteener couplets that appears beneath the portrait of Amurath (Knolles, Generall Historie, 254).
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Last January, I decided I'd climb a "fourteener" aka one of the 53 mountains in Colorado that tops out at over 14,000 feet.
If the total cost of this most recent trip to the recreation area where you were contacted had been $BJD higher, would yon have made this trip to this Fourteener? Circle one: YES NO
The fourteener, with its rhyming couplets and monotonous rhythm was a clumsy vehicle.