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Chylopoetic Chy`lo*po*et"ic, a. [Gr. chylopoiei^n to make into
juice, chylo`s juice, chyle + poiei^n to make.] (Physiol.)
Concerned in the formation of chyle; as, the chylopoetic
Cyclic poetsCyclic Cyc"lic (s?k"l?k or s?"kl?k), Cyclical Cyc"lic*al
(s?k"l?-kal), a. [Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko`s, fr. ky`klos
Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as,
cyclical time. --Coleridge.
Cyclic chorus, the chorus which performed the songs and
dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round
the altar of Bacchus in a circle.
Cyclic poets, certain epic poets who followed Homer, and
wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; -- so
called because keeping within the circle of a single
subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on
one subject. --Milman.
Ethopoetic Eth"o*po*et"ic [Gr. ?; ? custom, manners + ? to
make or form.]
Expressing character. [Obs.] --Urquhart.
Gnomic PoetsGnomic Gnom"ic, Gnomical Gnom"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf.
F. gnomique. See Gnome maxim.]
Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking
detached thoughts; aphoristic.
A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic
poetry. --G. R. Lewes.
Gnomic Poets, Greek poets, as Theognis and Solon, of the
sixth century B. C., whose writings consist of short
sententious precepts and reflections.
Mythopoetic Myth`o*po*et"ic, a. [Gr. my^qos myth + ? able to
make, producing, fr. ? to make.]
Making or producing myths or mythical tales.
Narcissus poeticusAsphodel As"pho*del, n. [L. asphodelus, Gr. ?. See
A general name for a plant of the genus Asphodelus. The
asphodels are hardy perennial plants, several species of
which are cultivated for the beauty of their flowers.
Note: The name is also popularly given to species of other
genera. The asphodel of the early English and French
poets was the daffodil. The asphodel of the Greek poets
is supposed to be the Narcissus poeticus. --Dr.
Pansies, and violets, and asphodel. --Milton.
Nosopoetic Nos`o*po*et"ic, a. [Gr. ? disease + ? productive,
fr. ? to make.]
Producing diseases. [R.] --Arbuthnot.
Onomatopoetic On`o*mat`o*po*et"ic, a.
Of or pertaining to onomatop[oe]ia; characterized by
onomatop[oe]ia; imitative; as, an onomatopoetic writer or
Parcel poetParcel Par"cel, a. & adv.
Part or half; in part; partially. --Shak. [Sometimes hyphened
with the word following.]
The worthy dame was parcel-blind. --Sir W.
One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded].
Parcel poet, a half poet; a poor poet. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Poetaster Po"et*as`ter, n.
An inferior rhymer, or writer of verses; a dabbler in poetic
The talk of forgotten poetasters. --Macaulay.
Poetastry Po"et*as`try, n.
The works of a poetaster. [R.]
Poetically Po*et"ic*al*ly, adv.
In a poetic manner.
Poeticule Po*et"i*cule, n.
A poetaster. --Swinburne.
PoetryPoetry Po"et*ry, n. [OF. poeterie. See Poet.]
1. The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the
faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought
and in expression.
For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all
human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions,
emotions, language. --Coleridge.
2. Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed
rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical
composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic
poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry. ``The
planetlike music of poetry.' --Sir P. Sidney.
She taketh most delight In music, instruments, and
Poetship Po"et*ship, n.
The state or personality of a poet. [R.]
Puddle poetPuddle Pud"dle, n. [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod
1. A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a
small pool. --Spenser.
2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked,
when wet, to render it impervious to water.
Puddle poet, a low or worthless poet. [R.] --Fuller.
Uropoetic U`ro*po*et"ic, a. [1st uro- + Gr. ? to make.]
1. (Med.) Producing, or favoring the production of, urine.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a system of
organs which eliminate nitrogenous waste matter from the
blood of certain invertebrates.