distich

Part of speech: noun

Pros. A couplet.

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Usage examples "distich":

  1. For it is said of Pythagoras, that he had taught an eagle to come at his call, and stoop down to him in its flight; and that, as he passed among the people assembled at the Olympic games, he showed them his golden thigh; besides many other strange and miraculous seeming practices, on which Timon the Phliasian wrote the distich,- Who, of the glory of a juggler proud, With solemn talk imposed upon the crowd. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. Over this device Coke has written a miserable distich in English, which marks his utter contempt of the philosophical pursuits of his illustrious rival. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)", Isaac Disraeli.
  3. He now entirely abandoned alchemy for pottery, and inscribed over the door of his workshop this distich:- " Es machte Gott, der grosse Schopfer, Aus einem Goldmacher einen Topfer." - "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.