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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.
I have some curious books in both languages; such as Erasmi Colloquia, Ovid de Tristibus, Gradus ad Parnassum; and in English I have several of the best books, though some of them are a little torn; but I have a great part of Stowe's Chronicle; the sixth volume of Pope's Homer; the third volume of the Spectator; the second volume of Echard's Roman History; the Craftsman; Robinson Crusoe; Thomas a Kempis; and two volumes of Tom Brown's Works."
Stima persistent's probing paid off after their striker Raphael Asudi was appended outside the 18-yard box.Taking the resultant free-kick, Dennis Oalo's inch perfect shot curved beyond the Posta Ranger's wall with their goalkeeper Gradus Ochieng, remaining rooted to the spot.
LYME GREEN: A further application has been made by Orbit Investments (Properties) Ltd and Gradus Ltd in relation to approval for the erection of a storage and distribution unit together with access, parking, landscaping and associated works on land off Brunel Road.
Research supports the utility of safety plans (Gamarra, Luciano, Gradus, & Wiltsey-Stirman, 2015; Kayman, Goldstein, Dixon, & Goodman, 2015; Levandowski, Cass, Miller, Kemp, & Conner, 2017).