Talk:metre

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Metre as a verb[edit]

As far as I have been able to ascertain, the use of the spelling metre as a verb has been restricted for the last 150 years to the meaning to put into metrical form as applied to the fields of poetry and music. For all meanings related to normal measurement, the spelling meter seems to be universal throughout the English-speaking world. In Britain, the obsolete spelling "to metre" would be regarded as incorrect except as used in poetry and music. Has anyone come across genuine usage of the spelling metre as a verb outside these fields of study. (The very few hits in bgc could be scannos, and some are from very old publications.) Dbfirs 20:40, 9 November 2008 (UTC)