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Acrostic

noun
1.
A puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across.  Synonym: word square.
2.
Verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message.






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"Acrostic" Quotes from Famous Books



... encouragement in an acrostic which some ingenious journalist has constructed out of the names of the Commanders-in-Chief of the French and British armies. ...
— The Note-Book of an Attache - Seven Months in the War Zone • Eric Fisher Wood

... many distinguished exiles came to this new-country home, and among those who found their way to Otsego Hall was the Marquis de Talleyrand, who was pleased to write an acrostic on Miss Cooper, then seventeen. The famous Frenchman's record, in part, of this visit was "Otsego n'est pas gai." Compared to the France of Talleyrand's day this record was true. The Otsego Herald's motto of ...
— James Fenimore Cooper • Mary E. Phillips

... Rectification of the subject (man) taken up by the Art, is achieved through the purification of the earthly elements according to the indication of the alchemists who call the beginning of the work "Vitriol," and form an acrostic from the initial letters of this word: "Visita Interiora Terrae, Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem" [ Visit the interior of the earth; by purifying you will find the hidden stone]. Half way up there floats the [Symbol: mercury] that has the value of a "union ...
— Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts • Herbert Silberer

... about him. Nearly every ship that sailed for Boston brought a letter from him to the Franklin family, and almost every letter contained a piece of poetry from his pen. One of his letters about that time contained the following acrostic on Benjamin's name: ...
— From Boyhood to Manhood • William M. Thayer



Words linked to "Acrostic" :   puzzle, literary composition, mystifier, teaser, literary work, puzzler, word square



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