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Mora Definition

A unit of measure in quantitative verse; namely the time taken up by a short syllable. A long syllable is equal to two morae.


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\Mor"a\, n. [It.] A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes.
\Mo"ra\, n. (Bot.) A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad ({Dimorphandra excelsa}); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.
\Mo"ra\, n. [L.] (Rom. & Civil Law) Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.

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