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Sotadics

or Sotadic Verse. One that reads backwards and forwards the same, as “llewd did I live, and evil I did dwell.” So called from Sotades, the inventor. These verses are also called palindromic. (See Palindrome.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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