Definition of Distichs

1. Noun. (plural of distich) ¹



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Definition of Distichs

1. distich [n] - See also: distich

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distichs

disthenes
disthrone
disthroned
disthrones
disthroning
disthronize
disthronized
disthronizes
disthronizing
distich
distichal
distiches
distichous
distichously
distichs (current term)
distie
disties
distil
distill
distillability
distillable
distillate
distillate oil
distillated
distillates
distillation
distillation chaser
distillations
distillatories

Literary usage of Distichs

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1. The English Grammar Schools to 1660: Their Curriculum and Practice by Foster Watson (1908)
"Both Brinsley and Hoole produced editions of the distichs. It was prescribed by Statutes at Eton, Westminster c. 1560, Durham 1593, Ipswich 1528, ..."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward, Matthew Arnold (1901)
"... The remedy of a defect With which our nakedness is decked, Yet makes us smile with pride and boast As if we had gained by being lost. distichs AND SAWS. ..."

3. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"distichs WISELY a woman prefers to a lover a man who neglects her. This one may love her some day; some day the lover will not. There are three species of ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"kind of wit, has described Bruin bewailing the loss of his bear to a solitary echo, who is of great use to the poet in several distichs, as she does not ..."

5. Biblical Commentary on the Proverbs of Solomon by Franz Delitzsch (1884)
"We call such proverbs synonymous distichs; as eg xi. 25 : A soul of blessing is made fat ... We call such proverbs antithetic distichs ; as egx 1: 1 Isaac ..."

6. The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh Century to the by Thomas Warton (1840)
"Benedict Burgh translates Cato's Latin distichs. History of that worh. Julian Barnes. Abbesses fond of hunting and hawking. A religious poem by William of ..."

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