Riding-rhyme

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Riding-rhyme the iambic pentameter, heroic verse—from its use in Chaucer's Tales of the Canterbury pilgrims
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ridan; Dut. rijden, Ger. reiten.

Usage

In poetry:

Those two shall ride immortal
And shall ride abreast of Time,
Shall light up stately history
And blaze in Epic Rhyme--
Both patriots, both Virginians true,
Both "rebels," both sublime!
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
"Do we not learn from runes and rhymes
Made by the gods in elder times,
And do not still the great Scalds teach
That silence better is than speech?"
Dead rides Sir Morten of Fogelsang.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part. 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf VI. -- The Wraith Of Od" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Summer noons beneath the limes,
Summer rides at evening cool,
Winter's tales and home-made rhymes,
Figures on the frozen pool---
These would we for labours take,
And of these our business make.
"Pereunt Et Imputantur" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

In a cute scene from Hov's online documentary 'Where I'm From,' the Brooklyn rhyme-slinger rides the subway and chats with an elderly woman who doesn't recognize him… at first.
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