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Cento

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Poetry made up of lines borrowed from established authors. Ausoʹnius has a nuptial idyll composed from verses selected from Virgil. (Latin, cento, patchwork.)

⁂ The best known are the Homērocentones (3 syl.), the Cento Virgilianus by Proba Falconia (4th century), and the Cento Nuptiālis of Ausonius. Metellus made hymns out of the Odes of Horace by this sort of patchwork. Of modern centos, the Comédie des Comédies, made up of extracts from Balzac, is pretty well known.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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