(?), n.;
pl. E. caesuras (), L. Csur ()
[L. caesura a cutting off, a division, stop, fr. caedere, caesum, to cut off. See Concise.] A metrical break in a verse, occurring in the middle of a foot and commonly near the middle of the verse; a sense pause in the middle of a foot. Also, a long syllable on which the csural accent rests, or which is used as a foot.
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In the following line the csura is between study and of.
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The prop | er stud | y || of | mankind | is man.

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2. a pause or interruption (as in a conversation); as, after an ominous caesura the preacher continued.
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