long meter


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long meter

n.
A quatrain in iambic tetrameter, rhyming in the second and fourth lines and often in the first and third. Also called long measure.
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Read presents the tunes in order based on their poetic meter and harmonic mode: Common Meter, major mode; Common Meter, minor mode; Long Meter, major mode, and so on.
Offering higher capacity ratings while at the same time maintaining long meter life can be achieved by altering the attack angle of the turbine rotor blades.
To facilitate church use, only six metrical forms were used and most of the psalms appeared in common meter, short meter, or long meter; suggestions for appropriate tunes appeared at the end of the book.