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Meaning of poulter's measure

poul'ter's meas'ure

Pronunciation: (pōl'turz), [key]
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  1. a metrical pattern using couplets having the first line in iambic hexameter, or 12 syllables, and the second in iambic heptameter, or 14 syllables.
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