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“LEONINE, adj. Unlike a menagerie lion. Leonine verses are those in which a word in the middle of a line rhymes with a word at the end, as in this famous passage from Bella Peeler Silcox:
The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades. Cries Pluto, 'twixt his snores: "O tempora! O mores!"
It should be explained that Mrs. Silcox does not undertake to teach pronunciation of the Greek and Latin tongues. Leonine verses are so called in honor of a poet named Leo, whom prosodists appear to find a pleasure in believing to have been the first to discover that a rhyming couplet could be run into a single line.”
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“He adds a lot. He's got a good overview of everything from all aspects, ... He's well-versed as a driver, a team owner. He came up through the ranks from the modified division, so Brett has seen the sport from the times he was riding around in his brother's pickup truck as a pre-teenager to what it is now.”