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Acrostick (adjective)

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Acro'stick. adj.

  1. That which relates to an acrostick.

  2. That which contains acrosticks.

    Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command
    Some peaceful province in acrostick land:
    There thou may’st wings display, and altars raise,
    And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
    Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acrostick (adjective)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 30, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13318.


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