Stichometry Stich*om"e*try, n. [Gr. ? a line + -metry.] 1. Measurement of books by the number of lines which they contain. [1913 Webster]

2. Division of the text of a book into lines; especially, the division of the text of books into lines accommodated to the sense, -- a method of writing manuscripts used before punctuation was adopted. [1913 Webster]

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