short metre


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short metre

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(Poetry) a stanza form, used esp for hymns, consisting of four lines, the third of which has eight syllables, while the rest have six
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Writing mostly in short metres and simple Urdu, Rasa was one of the most popular poets of Karachi.
Winchman Keith Devaney, from Athlone, Co Westmeath, jumped from the hovering helicopter and swam a few short metres to the inflatable.

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