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stanzas


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stanza  \Stan"za\,  n.;  pl  {Stanzas}.  [It.  stanza  a  room 
  habitation,  a  stanza,  i.  e.,  a  stop,  fr  L.  stans,  p.  pr  of 
  stare  to  stand  See  {Stand},  and  cf  {Estancia},  {Stance}, 
  {Stanchion}.] 
  1.  A  number  of  lines  or  verses  forming  a  division  of  a  song 
  or  poem,  and  agreeing  in  meter,  rhyme,  number  of  lines, 
  etc.,  with  other  divisions;  a  part  of  a  poem,  ordinarily 
  containing  every  variation  of  measure  in  that  poem;  a 
  combination  or  arrangement  of  lines  usually  recurring; 
  whether  like  or  unlike,  in  measure. 
 
  Horace  confines  himself  strictly  to  one  sort  of 
  verse,  or  stanza,  in  every  ode.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  An  apartment  or  division  in  a  building;  a  room  or 
  chamber. 




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