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limerick


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limerick  \Lim"er*ick\,  n.  [Said  to  be  from  a  song  with  the  same 
  verse  construction,  current  in  Ireland,  the  refrain  of  which 
  contains  the  place  name  Limerick.] 
  A  nonsense  poem  of  five  anapestic  lines,  of  which  lines  1,  2, 
  and  5  are  of  there  feet,  and  rime,  and  lines  3  and  4  are  of 
  two  feet,  and  rime;  as 
 
  There  was  a  young  lady,  Amanda,  Whose  Ballades  Lyriques 
  were  quite  fin  de  Si[`e]cle,  I  deem  But  her  Journal 
  Intime  Was  what  sent  her  papa  to  Uganda. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  limerick 
  n  :  a  humorous  verse  form  of  5  anapestic  lines  with  a  rhyme 
  scheme  aabba 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Limerick,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04048 
  Limerick,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  19468 




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