codicil, daffodil, utensil. Perfect rhymes, all words ending in ile, with
the accent on the antepenultimate syllable, as volatile, etc. Allowable
rhymes, byle, chyle, file, feel, reel, etc., meal, peal, seal, etc., and
words in ble, having the accent on the antepenultimate as suitable, etc.
Child, mild, wild, etc. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles
Of verbs of one sellable in ile, or of more syllables, provided the accent
be on the last, as piled, reviled, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits
and participles of verbs in ill, as filled, willed, etc., in oil, as oiled,
boiled, foiled, etc.
Gild, build, rebuild, etc. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles
of rerbs in illed, as filled, willed, etc. Allowable rhymes, child, mild,
and their allowable rhymes, which see.
Bile, chyle, file, guile, isle, mile, pile, smile, stile, style, tile, vile,
while, awhile, compile, revile, deflle, exile, erewhile, reconcile, beguile.
Allowable rhymes, oil, boil, etc., bill, fill, etc.
Milk, silk, bilk, etc.
Gilt, jilt, built, quilt, guilt, hilt, spilt, stilt, tilt.
Filth, tilth, etc.
Brim, dim, grim, him, rim, skim, slim, trim, whim, prim. Perfect
fJujiunt, limb, hymn, limn. Allowable rhymes, lime, time, climb, etc.,
team, gleam, etc.
1MB, see IM.
Chime, time, grime, climb, clime, crime, prime, mime, rhyme, slime,
thyme, lime, sublime. Allowable rhymes, brim, dim, maritime, etc.
Betimes, sometimes, etc. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nmtns and
third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in ime, as chimes, he
rhymes, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns, and third per-
sons singular, present tense, of verbs in earn and im, as dreams, brims,
he swims, etc.
IMN, see IM.
Imp, pimp, limp, gimp.
Glimpse. Rhyme*, the plurals of nouns, and third persons present
of verbs in imp, as imps, he limps, etc.
Chin, din, fin, gin, grin, in, inn, kin, pin, shin, sin, spin, skin, thin,
tin, win, within, assassin, javelin, begin. Allowable rhymes, chine,
dine, etc., lean, bean, etc., machine, magazine, etc.
Mince, prince, since, quince, rinse, wince, convince, evince.
Clinch, finch, winch, pinch, inch.
Instinct, distinct, extinct, precinct, succinct, etc., and the preterits
and participles of verbs in ink, as linked, pinked, etc.
Bind, find, mind, blind, hind, kind, grind, rind, wind, behind, un-
kind, remind, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in iue, as
refined. Allowable rhymes, rescind, prescind, and the noun wind, as it
is frequently 2'onounced, also the participles of verbs in oin, as joined.
Dine, brine, mine, chine, fine, line, nine, pine, shine, shrine, kine,
thine, trine, twine, vine, wine, whine, combine, confine, decline, define,
incline, inshrine. intwiue, opine, calcine, rtcliue, refine, repine, super-
fine, interline, countermine, undermine, supine, concubine, porcupine,
divine. Perfect rhymes, sign, assign, consign, design, etc. Allowable
rhymes, bin,' thin, tin, origin, join, loin, etc., and polysyllables ending
in ine, pronounced in, as masculine, feminine, discipline, libertine,
Bring, sing, fling, cling, ring, sling, spring, sting, spring, swing,
wing, wring, thing, etc., and the participles of the present tense in ing,
with the accent on the antepenultimate, as recovering, altering, etc.
Cringe, fringe, hinge, singe, springe, swinge, tinge, twinge, infringe.
Ink, think, wink, drink, blink, brink, chink, clink, link, pink,
shrink, sink, slink, stink, bethink, forethink.
Dint, mint, hint, flint, lint, print, squint, asquint, imprint.
Chip, lip, hip, clip, dip, drip, lip, nip, sip, rip, scrip, ship, skip, slip,
snip, strip, tip, trip, whip, equip, eldership, fellowship, workmanship,
THE POET S ASSISTANT IK MAKING KHYME.
rivalship, and all words in ship, with the accent on the antepenultimate.
Allowable rhymes, wipe, gripe, etc., leap, heap, etc.
Gripe, pipe, ripe, snipe, type, stripe, wipe, archetype, prototype. Al-
lowable rhymes, chip, lip, workmanship, etc.
Eclipse. Rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular,
present tense, of verbs in ip, as grips, strips, etc. Allowable rliymes,
the plurals of nouns, and third persons singular, present tense, of
verbs in ipe, as gripes, wipes, etc.
IR, see UR.
IRCH, see URCH.
IRD, see URD.
Fire, dire, hire, ire, lyre, mire, quire, sire, spire, sqnire, wire,
tire, attire, acquire, admire, aspire, conspire, desire, inquire, entire,
expire, inspire, require, retire, transpire, Tyre. Perfect rhymes, friar,
liar, brier, and nouns formed from verbs ending in ie or y, as crier,
dyer, as also (he comparative of adjectives of the same sounding termi-
nations, as nigher, shyer, etc.
TRGE, see ERGE.
Girl, whirl, twirl. Nearly perfect rhymes, curl, furl, churl, etc,
Firm, affirm, confirm, infirm. Nearly perfect rhymes, worm, term,
IRST, see URST.
IRT, see URT.
Birth, mirth. Perfect rhymes, earth, dearth, which see.
Bliss, miss, hiss, kiss, this, abyss, amiss, submiss, dismiss, remiss.
Allowable rhymes, mice, spice, etc., peace, lease, etc.
IS, pronounced like IZ.
Is, his, whiz.
ISE, see ICE and IZE.
Dish, wish, fish, cuish, pish.
Brisk, frisk, disk, risk, whisk, basilisk, tamarisk.
Crisp, wisp, lisp.
Fist, list, mist, twist, wrist, assist, consist, desist, exist, insist, per-
sist, resist, subsist, alchemist, amethyst, anatomist, antagonist, annal-
ist, evangelist, eucharist, exorcist, herbalist, humorist, oculist, organist,
satirist, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in iss, as missed,
hissed, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in
ice, as spiced, sliced, etc.
Bit, cit, hit, fit, grit, flit, knit, nit, pit, quit, sit, split, twit, wit, whit,
writ, admit, acquit, commit, emit, omit, outwit, permit, remit, submit,
transmit, refit, benefit, perquisite. Allowable rhymes, beat, heat, etc.,
bite, mite, light, etc.
ITCH and HITCH.
Ditch, pitch, rich, which, fitch, bitch, flitch, hitch, itch, stitch, switch,
twitch, witch, bewitch, niche, enrich.
ITE and IGHT.
Bite, cite, kite, mite, quite, rite, smite, spite, trite, white, write, con-
trite, disunite, despite, indite, invite, excite, incite, polite, requite,
recite, unite, reunite, aconite, appetite, parasite, proselyte, expedite.
Perfect -rhymes, blight, benight, bright, fight, flight, fright, height,
light, knight, night, might, plight, right, tight, slight, sight, spright,
wight, affright, alight, aright, foresight, delight, despite, unsight, up-
right, benight, bedight, oversight. Allowable rhymes, eight, weight,
etc., bit, hit, etc., favorite, hypocrite, infinite, requisite, opposite, ap-
posite, exquisite, etc.
Pith, smith, frith.
Hithe, blithe, tithe, scythe, writhe, lithe. Alloivable rhyme, with.
Five, dive, alive, gyve, hive, drive, rive, shrive, strive, thrive, arrive,
connive, contrive, deprive, derive, revive, survive. Allowable rhymes,
give, live, sieve, forgive, outlive, fugitive, laxative, narrative, prerog-
ative, primitive, sensitive, vegetive, affirmative, alternative, contem-
plative, demonstrative, diminutive, distributive, donative, inquisitive,
lenitive, massive, negative, perspective, positive, preparative, provoc-
ative, purgative, restorative.
Fix, six, flix, mix, affix, infix, prefix, transfix, intermix, crucifix, etc.,
and the plurals of nouns and third persons of verbs in ick, as wicks,
licks, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plural of nouns and third persons
singular, of verbs in ike, as pikes, likes, etc.
Betwixt. Rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ix, as fixed,
ISE and IZE.
Prize, wise, rise, size, guise, disguise, advise, authorize, canonize,
chastize, civilize, comprise, criticise, despise, devise, enterprise, excise,
exercise, idolize, immortalize, premise, revise, signalize, solemnize,
surprise, surmise, suffice, sacrifice, sympathize, tyrannize, and the
plurals ofnouns, and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs
ending in ie or y, as pies, lies, he replies, etc. Alloivable rhymes, miss,
hiss, precipice, etc.
O, see OO and OW.
Broach, croach, proach, abroach, approach, encroach, reproach.
Perfect rhyme, loach. Alloivable rhymes, botch, notch, etc., mutch,
OAD, see AUD and ODE.
OAF, see OFF.
OAK, see OKE.
OAL, see OLE.
OAM, see OME.
OAN, see ONE.
GAP, see OPE.
OAR, see ORE.
OARD, see URD.
OAST, see OST.
OAT, see OTE.
OATH, see OTH.
Fob, bob, mob, knob, sob, rob, throb. Perfect rhymes, swab, squab.
Allowable rhymes, daub, globe, robe, dub etc,
Globe, lobe, probe, robe, conglobe. Allowable rhymes, fob, mob, etc.,
rub, dub, etc., daub, etc.
OCE, see OSE.
Block, lock, cock, clock, crock, dock, frock, flock, knock, mock,
rock, shock, stock, sock. Alloivable rhymes, oak, poke,cloaT, etc.,
look, took, etc., buck, suck, etc.
Concoct. Rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ock, as
blocked, locked, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles
of verbs in oak and oke, as croaked, soaked, yoked, ete.
Clod, god, rod, sod, trod, nod, plod, odd, rod, shod. Allowable
rhymes, ode, code, mode, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs
in ow, as sowed, did sow, etc.
ODE and OAD.
Bode, ode, code, mode, rode, abode, corrode, explode, forbode, com-
mode, incommode, episode, etc. Perfect rhymes, road, toad, goad,
load, etc., and (fie preterits and participles of verbs in ow, as owed,
showed, etc. Allowable rhymes, blood, flood, clod, hod, nod, broad,
fraud, etc. See OOD.
OE, see OW.
Oft", scoff, etc. Perfect rhymes, cough, trough, etc. Allowable
rhymes, oaf, loaf, etc., proof, roof, etc. See OOF.
Oft, croft, soft, aloft, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs
in off and uff, as ruff, scoffed, etc.
Hog, bog, cog, dog, clog, fog, frog, log, jog, etc. Perfect rhymes,
dialogue, epilogue, agog, synagogue, catalogue, pedagogue. Allow-
able rhymes, rogue, vogue, etc.
Rogue, vogue, prorogue, collogue, disembogue. Allowable rhymes,
bog, log, dialogue, etc.
Choice, voice, rejoice. Allowable rhymes, nice, vice, rice, etc.
Void, avoid, devoid, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in
oy, as buoyed, cloyed, etc. Allowable rhymes, hide, bide, ride, etc.
Oil, boil, ooil, moil, soil, spoil, toil, despoil, embroil, recoil, turmoil,
disembroil. Alloicable rhymes, isle, while, tile, etc.
Coin, join, subjoin, groin, loin, adjoin, conjoin, disjoin, enjoin, pur-
loin, rejoin. Allowable rhymes, whine, wine, fine, etc. See INE.
Oint, joint, point, disjoint, anoint, appoint, disappoint, counterpoint.
Allowable rhyme, pint.
Poise, noise, counterpoise, equipoise, etc., and the plurals of nouns,
and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in oy, as boys, cloys,
etc. Alloiuable rhymes, wise, size, prize, and the plurals of nouns, a~d
third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in ie, or y, as pies, tries,
Hoist, moist, foist. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and jxtrticiplfs of
ri'i-li* in nice, ax rejoiced. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and partici-
ples of verbs in ice, as spiced.
VOCABULARY OF RHYMES.
Coit, exploit, adroit, etc. Allowable rhymes, white, light, might,
sight, mite, etc.
Broke, choke, smoke, spoke, stroke, yoke, bespoke, invoke, provoke,
revoke, etc. Perfect rhymes, choak, cloak, oak, soak, stroke, Allow-
able rhymes, stock, mock, etc., buck, luck, etc., talk, walk, etc., look,
book, etc. See OCK and OOK.
Loll, doll, droll, extol, capitol, etc. Allowable rhymes, all, ball, etc.,
bawl, etc., hole, mole, etc., dull, mull, etc.
Old. bold, cold, gold, hold, mold, scold, sold, told, behold, enfold,
unfold, uphold, withhold, foretold, manifold, marigold. Perfect
rhymes, preterits and participles of verbs in oil, owl, ole, and oal, as
rolled, cajoled, foaled, bowled, etc.
Bole, dole, jole, hole, mole, pole, sole, stole, whole, shole, cajole,
condole, parole, patrol, pistole, etc. Perfect rhymes, coal, foal, goal,
Bole, bowl, droll, prowl, roll, scroll, toll, troll, control, enroll, etc,
soul, etc., to roll, etc. Allowable rhymes, gull, dull, etc., bull, full,
etc., loll, doll, etc., tool, cool, etc.
Bolt, colt, jolt, holt, dolt, molt, revolt, thunderbolt. Allowable
rhymes, vault, fault, salt, etc.
Solve, absolve, resolve, convolve, involve, devolve, dissolve, revolve.
OM, see UM.
Loom, dome, home, tome. Pe rfecl rhymes, foam, roam, comb. Al-
lo/cable rhymes, dumb, hum, come, bomb, etc., troublesome, etc. See
OMB, see OOM.
OMPT, see OUNT.
ON, see UN.
Don, on, con, upon, anon, etc. Perfect rhymes, gone, undergone, etc.
Allowable rhyme*, dun, run, won, etc., own, moan, etc., lone, bone,
etc., Amazon, cinnamon, comparison, caparison, garrison, skeleton,
Pond, bond, fond, beyond, abscond, correspond, despond, diamond,
vagabond, etc., and t/ie preterits and participles of verbs in on, as
donned, conned, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles
of verbs in one, oan, and, un, as stoned, moaned, stunned, etc.
ONCE, see UNCE.
Prone, bone, drone, throne, alone, stone, tone, lone, zone, atone, en-
throne, dethrone, postpone, etc. Perfect rhyme*, grown, flown, disown,
thrown, sown, own, loan, shown, overthrown, groan, blown, moan,
known. Allowable rhymes, dawn, lawn, etc., on, con, etc., none, bun,
dun, etc., moon, boon, etc.
Long, prong, song, thong, strong, throng, wrong, along, belong,
prolong. Allowable rhymes, bung, among, hung, etc.
ONGUE, see UNG.
ONK, see UNK.
Sconse, ensconse, etc. Allowable rhymes, once, nonce, askance, etc.-
Font. Perfect rhyme, want. Allowable rhymes, front, affront, etc.,
confront, punt, runt, etc., the abbreviated negatives, won't don't, etc.
Coo, woo. Nearly perfect rhymes, shoe, two, too, who, etc., do, ado,
undo, through, you, true, blue, flew, strew, etc- Allowable rhymes,
know, blow, go. toe, etc.
Brood, mood, food, rood, etc. Nearly perfect rhymes, the preterits
and participles of verbs in, oo, as cooed, wooed, etc. Allowable rliymes,
wood, good, hood, stood, withstood, understood, brotherhood, liveli-
hood, likelihood, neighborhood, widowhood, etc., blood, flood, etc.,
feud, illude, habitude, etc., the preterits and participles of verbs in
ue ana ew, as brewed, strewed, etc., imbued, subdued, etc., bud, mud,
etc., and the three apostrophized auxiliaries, would, could, should, pro-
nounced wou'd, cou'd, shou'd, etc., ode, code, and the preterits and
participles of verbs in osv, as crowed, rowed, etc., also nod, hod, etc.
Hoof, proof, roof, woof, aloof, disproof, reproof, behoof. Allowable
rhymes, huff, ruti', rough, enough, etc., off, scoff, etc.
Book, brook, cook, crook, hook, look, rook, shook, took, mistook,
undertook, forsook, betook. Allowable rhymes, puke, fluke, etc., duck,
luck, etc., broke, spoke, ttc.
Cool, fool, pool, school, stool, tool, befool. Allowable rhymes, pule,
role, etc., dull, gull, etc., bull, pull, etc., pole, hole, etc.
Gloom, groom, loom, room, spoom, bloom, doom, etc. Perfect
rhymes, tomb, entomb, and the city Rome. Nearly perfect rhymes,
whom, womb, etc. Allowable rhymes, come, drum, etc., bomb, thumb,
clomb, etc., plume, spume, etc., and from, home, comb, etc.
Boon, soon, moon, noon, spoon, swoon, buffoon, lampoon, poltroon.
Allowable rhymes, tune, prune, etc., bun, dun, etc., gone, don, etc.,
bone, alone, etc., moan, roan, etc. See ONE.
Loop, poop, scoop, stoop, troop, droop, whoop, coop, hoop. etc. Per
feet rhymes, soup, group, etc. Allowable rhymes, dupe, up, sup, tup,
etc., cop, top, etc., cope, hope, etc.
Boor, poor, moor, etc. Perfect rhym.es, tour, amour, paramour, con-
tour. Allowable rhymes, bore, pore, etc., pure, sure, etc., your, pour,
etc., door, floor, etc., bur, cur, etc., sir, stir, etc.
Goose, loose, etc. Nearly perfect rhymes, the nouns deuce, use, etc.,
profuse, seduce. Allowable rhymes, dose, jocose, globose, etc., moss,
toss, etc., us, pus, thus, etc.
Root, boot, coot, hoot, shoot. Nearly perfect rhymes, suit, fruit, etc.,
lute, impute, etc. Allowable rhymes, rote, vote, etc., goat, coat, etc.,
but, hut, soot, etc., foot, put, etc., hot, got, etc.
Booth, sooth, smooth. Allowable rhymes, tooth, youth, sooth, un-
couth, forsooth, etc. Though these are frequent, they are -very improper
rhymes, the th in one class being tlat, and in the other sharp.
Ooze, noose. Perfect rhymes, whose, choose, lose. Nearly perfect
rhymes, the verbs, to use, abuse, etc. Allowable rhymes, doze, hose, etc.,
buzz, and does, the third person singular of do, with the plurals of
nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in ow, o, oe,
ew, ue, as foes, goes, throws, views, imbues, flues, etc.
Chop, hop, drop, crop, fop, top, prop, flop, shop, slop, sop, stop,
swop, top, underprop. Allowable rhymes, cope, trope, hope, etc., tup,
sup, etc., coop, etc.
Sope, hope, cope, mope, grope, pope, rope, scope, slope, tope, trope,
aslope, elope, interlope, telescope, heliotrope, horoscop^ , antelope, etc.,
and ope. contracted 1/1 poe ry.tor open. Allowable rhymes, hoop, coop,
etc., lop, top, etc., tup, sup, etc.
Adopt rhymes perfectly with the preterits and participles of verbs in
op, as hopped, lopped, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and par-
ticiples of verbs in ope, upe, oop, and up, as coped, duped, hooped,
Or, for, creditor, counsellor, confessor, competitor, emperor, ancestor,
ambassador, progenitor, conspirator, successor, conqueror, governor,
abhor, metaphor, bachelor, senator, etc., and every nord in or, having
the accent on. the last, or laxl. syllable but tiro, as abhor, orator, etc.
Allon'able rhymes, bore, tore, etc., boar, hoar, etc., pure, endure, etc.,
pur, demur, etc., stir, sir, etc.
Scorch, torch, etc. ,. Allowable rhymes, birch, smirch, church, etc.,
Force, divorce, enforce, perforce, etc. Perfect rhymes, corse, coarse,
hoarse, course, discourse, recourse, intercourse, source, resource, etc.
Allowable rhymes, worse, purse, etc., horse, endorse, etc.
Cord, lord, record, accord, abhorred. Allowable rhymes, hoard, board,
aboard, ford, afford, sword, etc., word, surd, bird, etc., and the preterits
and participles of verbs in ore, ur, and ir, as bored, incurred, stirred,
Bore, core, gore, lore, more, ore, pore, score, shore, snore, sore, store,
swore, tore, wore, adore, afore, ashore, deplore, explore, implore, re-
store, forbore, forswore, heretofore, hellebore, sycamore. Perfect
rhymes, boar, gore, oar. roar, soar, four, door, floor, and o'er/0/' over.
Allowable rhymes, hour, sour, etc., pow'r for power, show'r/or shower,
etc., bur, cur, etc., poor, your, etc., abhor, orator, senator, etc. See
OOR and OR.
Gorge, disgorge, regorge, etc. Allowable rhymes, forge, urge, dirge,
Ork, cork, fork, stork, etc. Allowable rhymes, pork, work.
World rhymes perfectly with the preterits and participles of verbs in
url, as hurled, curled, etc.
ORM, nee ARM.
Form, storm, conform, deform, inform, perform, reform, misinform,
uniform, multiform, transform. Allowable rhymes, form (a seat) and
ORN, rhyming with HORN.
Born, corn, morn, horn, scorn, thorn, adorn, suborn, unicorn, Capri-
corn. Allowable rhymes, the. participles borne (suffered), shorn, etc.,
the verb mourn, the nouns urn, turn, etc.
THE POET S ASSISTANT IN MAKING RHYME.
ORN, rhyming with MORN.
Born, shorn, torn, worn, lorn, love-lorn, sworn, forsworn, overborn,
forlorn. Perfect rhyme, mourn. Allowable rhymes, bom, corn, etc.,
urn, turn, etc.
ORSE, see ORCE.
Horse, endorse, unhorse. Allowable rhymes, worse, curse, etc., re-
morse, coarse, course, corse, etc.
ORST, see URST.
OR r, see ART.
ORT, rhyming with WART.
Short, sort, exhort, consort, distort, extort, resort, retort, snort. Al-
lowable rhymes, fort, court, port, report, etc., dirt, shirt, etc., wort,
ORT, rhyming with COURT.
Fort, port, sport, comport, disport, export, import, support, trans-
port, report. Allowable rhymes, short, sort, etc., dirt, hurl, etc.
Forth, fourth. Allowable rhyiws, north, worth, birth, earth, etc.
OSE, sounded OCE.
Close, dose, jocose. Perfect 'rhymes, morose, gross, engross, verbose.
Allowable rhymes, nioss, cross, etc., us, thus, etc.
OSE, sounded OZE.
Close, dose, hose, pore, chose, glose, froze, nose, prose, those, rose,
compose, depose, disclose, dispose, discompose, expose, impose, in-
close, interpose, oppose, propose, recompose, repose, suppose, trans-
pose, arose, presuppose, foreclose, etc., and the plurals of nouns and
apostrophized jireierttg ami participles of verbs in ow, oe, o, etc., as
rows, glows, foes, goes, etc. Allowable rhymes, the verbs choose, lose,
etc., olid the pluml.it of nouns and third persons singular of verbs in
ow, rhyming with now, as cows, and the word buzz.
Boss, loss, cross, dross, moss, tosa, across, emboss. Allowable
rhy/nes, ike noti/m close, uose, jocose, etc., uitd us, thus, etc.
Cost, frost, lost, accost, etc., and /he preterits and participles of woras
in oss, as niosstd, embossed, etc., the verb exhaust, and the noun holo-
caust. Allowable r/tymt-. - , ghost, host, post, compost, most, etc., coast,
boast, toast, etc., bust, must, etc., roost, and the preterits and parti-
ciples of verbs in oose, us loosed, etc.
OT, 8<-f AT.
Clot, cot, blot, got, hot, jot, lot, knot, not, plot, pot. scot, shot, sot,
spot, apricot, trot, rot, grot, begot, forgot, allot, besot, complot,
counterplot. Allowable rhymes, note, vote, etc., boat, coat, etc., but,
Botch, notch, etc. Perfect rhyme, watch. Allowable rhymes, much,
Note, vote, mote, quote, rote, wrote, smote, denote, promote, remote,
devote, anecdote, antidote, etc. 1'irfi </ rhymes, boat, coat, bloat, doat,
float, gloat, goat, oat, overfloat, afloat, throat, moat. Alton-able rhymes,
bout, flout, etc., hot, cot, etc., but, cut, etc., boot, hoot, etc.
Broth, cloth, froth, moth, troth, betroth. Perfect, rhyme, wrath.
Allowable rhymes, both, loth, sloth, oath, growth, etc., forsooth, Ike
noun mouth, and the solemn auxiliary dot h. to which some j)oets add
loathe, clothe, but I think improperly. /See OOTH.
OU, nff OO and OW.
OUBT, see OUT.
Conch, pouch, vouch, slouch, avouch, crouch. Allowable rhymes,
much, such, etc., coach, roach, etc.
Shroud, cloud, proud, loud, aloud, crowd, overshroud, etc., anil the
preterits a nd participles of verbs in ow, * he bowed, vowed, etc. A!-
loivable rhymes, the jn-elt-nls <imt p/iiriples of verbs in ow, as owi d,
flowed, etc., blood, flood, bud, mud, etc.
Wove, inwove, interwove, alcove, clove, grove, rove, stove, strove,
throve, drove. Allowable rhyme*, dove, love, shove, glove, above, etc.,
move, behoove, approve, disprove, disapprove, improve, groove, prove,
OUGH, see OFF, OW, and UFF.
Bought, thought, ought, brought, forethought, fought, nought,
fought, wrought, besought, bethought, methought, etc. Perfect,
riii/mot, aught, naught, caught, taught, etc., sometimes draught. Al-
lowable rhymes, not, yacht, etc., note, vote, etc., butt, hut, etc., hoot,
OUL, see OLE and OWL.
Mould. Perfect, rhymes, foK, old, cold, etc., and the preterits and
prrr/in/jtes of verbs in owl, ol, ind ole, an bowled, tolled, cajoled, etc.
A Hdimbl? rhyme*, the preterits and participles of verbs in nil, as gulled,
Bounce, flounce, renounce, pounce, ounce, denounce, pronounce.
Bound, found, mound, ground, hound, pound, round, sound, wound,
abound, aground, around/ confound, compound, expound, profound,
rebound, redound, resound, propound, surround, etc., ami 1h< /.>'< t, ri/s
inn/ participle* of wrb* hi own, as frowned, renowned, etc. All<nrahl?
rhymes, the preterits ami jiuii'tr'i [>!>.< of c<-.rbs in one, oau, and un, as
toned, moaned, sunned, etc., consequently fund, refund, etc., and
wound (a hurt), pronounced woond.
OUNG, see UNG.