• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Transprose To change from prose into verse; to versify; also, to change from verse into prose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transprose To change from verse into prose. The Buckingham quotation (of date 1671) follows and arises out of that given under transverse, v. t., 2; and Marveil's title is evidently a fanciful adaptation of the passage in “The Rehearsal,” The Dryden quotation is an allusion to Elkanah Settle's giving to his poem upon Dryden's “Ahsalom and Achitophel” (part i.) the title of “Achitophel Transprosed.” The uses of the word are humorous throughout; and, indeed, Marvell's work is prose named from prose, while Settle's is verse named from verse.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. trans-, + prose,