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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stanza of four lines.

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  • The word quatrain comes from Latin and it means four.
  • I was inclined to follow the more familiar term quatrain straight ahead until I caught the "sextrain" but no such luck.
  • The meaning of that quatrain is clearer than the first lines of the poem: “The bottoms of autumn/Wear diamonds of frost.”
  • To be certain the quatrain was his, Nostradamus wants to induce his memory, and asks your help in preparing a medicine. for more
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