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a genus of perennial grasses of the family Gramineae. The leaves consist of stenolinear blades with closed sheaths, and the inflorescence is a loose or spicate panicle. The spikelets are two- to five-flowered and include one to three bisexual flowers and a clavate appendage of underdeveloped flowers.

There are 90 species, distributed primarily in the temperate zones of both hemispheres (except for Australia) and in the mountains of tropical regions. In the USSR more than 20 species grow in forests, in thickets, along forest edges, and on mountain slopes. Particularly widespread is the mountain, or nodding, melick (M. nutans), which grows in shaded, primarily evergreen, forests. The species M. picta is common in the central and southern parts of the European USSR and in the Caucasus; it grows mainly in deciduous forests and thickets. M. transsilvanica, which grows chiefly in the southern USSR on steppe slopes and in thickets, is a good fodder for horses.


Kormovye rasteniia senokosov i pastbishch SSSR, vol. 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1950.


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The Poems and Fragments of the Greek Iambic, Elegiac, and Melic Poets (excluding Pindar and Bacchylides) down to 450 B.
No li podia dir que els meus fills eren com flors mal cuidades i que la meva casa que havia estat un cel se m'havia tornat un desori i que la nit, quan portava els nens a dormir i els alcava la camisa i els feia ring-ring al melic per fer-los riure, sentia el parrupeig dels coloms i tenia el nas ple pudor de febre de colomi.
I am interested in the melic quality of these echoes: rather than reproducing the standard oxymoronic syntagms, Leopardi captures the essence of the melancholy music and indefiniteness of the Petrarchan verse.
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This long-awaited reconciliation, the climatic moment in this carefully structured novel, does not occur in life but in death, or more specifically in the afterlife of the Mundo, in a melic chapter entitled appropriately "Fathers," which appears in the novel's third and final section, that bears the same title.
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Moreover, the opening of the poem ties its lack of lyric and melic powers directly into the self-destructive reflections of the "Songs.
The similar, although not identical, repetitive phrases of the kolning are an example of a moment in musical evolution where emmelic becomes melic, where "the principle of mere addition [i.
Tatjana Petzer and Katarina Melic stress precisely this feature of the legend when they analyse Kis's works in the context of the genre of historiographic metafiction and the dispute between the objectivist and narratological trends in historiography.
Laconic but Arcadian, the Anacreontic poet regales in the luxurious and exquisite, and possesses a heightened sense of the sensual and melic qualities of the poetic word" (111).
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