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metre
  • (British English) meter1 , → meter2
    Example sentences
    • The oddest thing was losing the feet and inches and changing to metres and centimetres.
    • Squid come in all sizes, from a centimetre to over a metre in length, and the life cycles of different species vary greatly.
    • Individual coal balls range from a few centimetres to over a metre in length.
    Example sentences
    • For in addition to these more typical forms one finds catalogued in EV an amazing variety of stanzaic forms, line lengths, meters, and rhyme schemes.
    • His first works are called the Eclogues, a collection of pastoral poetry done in the same meter as the Aeneid (dactylic hexameter).
    • You are constrained by a specific meter, a specific rhyme scheme, and a specific length.

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    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.