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 Alca’de (3 syl.).Alcan’tara (Order of). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Alcaic Verse
or Alcaïcs. A Greek and Latin metre, so called from Alcœos, a lyric poet, who invented it. Each line is divided into two parts, thus:    1
   The first two lines of each stanza of the ninth ode of Horace are in Alcaics. The first two lines of the ode run thus, and in the same metre:   2
“See how Soracté groans with its wintry snow,
And weary woodlands bend with the toilsome weight.”

 Alca’de (3 syl.).Alcan’tara (Order of). 


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