- Everybody had something to say and got to his feet to say it well, even if some of them did brandish a turkey wing or a Iamb rib to emphasize their points. - "The Tinder-Box", Maria Thompson Daviess.
- 157. Here are fourteen stanzas of composite dimeter, each having two sorts of lines; the first sort consisting, with a few exceptions, of a dactyl and an amphimac; the second, mostly, of two iambs; but, in some instances, of a trochee and an iamb;- the latter being, in such a connexion, much the more harmonious and agreeable combination of quantities. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
- By the present scansion, the first foot is an iamb in all of them but the two anapestics. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.