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 Rhone.Rhyme. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rhopal’ic Verse (wedgs-verse).
 
A line in which each successive word has more syllables than the one preceding it (Greek, rhopalon, a club, which from the handle to the top grows bigger.)   1
       
Rem tibi confeci, doctissime, dulcisonorum,
Spes deus æternæ-est stationis con’ciliator.
Hope ever solaces miserable individuals.
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