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Gauge poetic rhythm (5)


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I believe this clue is a double definition.

'gauge' is the first definition.
(I know that meter is a gauge)

'poetic rhythm' is the second definition.
(meter is a kind of poetic rhythm)

(Other definitions for meter that I've seen before include "Device for measuring and recording" , "Measuring device as for electricity usage (5)" , "Device for recording, say, usage (5)" , "Poe sometimes used this" , "Gauge" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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