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What English meter, favored by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is named for the inconsistent number of eggs in an Elizabethan dozen?

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The Poulter's Measure. It varies between 12 and 14 syllables, just as "a dozen eggs" could vary between 12 to 14 eggs in Surrey's day.

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