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bloat, doat, float, gloat, goat, oat, overfloat, afloat, throat, moat. Allowable rhymes, bout, flout, hot, cot, but, cut, boot, hoot, &c.

OTH. Broth, cloth, froth, moth, troth, betrothe. Perfect rhyme, wrath. Allowable rhymes, both, loth, sloth, oath, growth, forsooth, the noun mouth, and the solemn auxiliary doth, to which some poets add loathe, and clothe. See OOTH.

OU, see 00 and OW. OUBT, see OUT.

OUCH.. Couch, pouch, vouch, slouch, avouch, crouch. Allowable rhymes, much, such, coach, roach, &c.

OUD. Shroud, cloud, loud, proud, aloud, crowd, o'ershroud, &c., and the preterites and participles of verbs in ow, as he bowed, vowed, &c. Allowable rhymes, blood, flood, bud, mud, &c.

OVE. Wove, inwove, interwove, alcove, clove, grove, rove, stove, strove, throve, drove. Allowable rhymes, dove, love, shove, glove, above, move, behove, approve, disprove, disapprove, improve, groove, prove,

reprove, &c.

“ Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves,

When through the clouds he drives the trembling doves.”—Pope. « Till the freed Indians in their native groves

Reap their own fruits, and woo their sable loves.”—Popk. « But dulness with obscenity must prove As shameful, sure, as impotence in love."-POPE.

OUGH, see OFF, OW, and UFF.

OUGHT. Bought, thought, ought, brought, forethought, fought, nought, sought, wrought, besought, bethought, methought, &c. Perfect rhymes, aught, naught, caught, taught, &c., and sometimes draught. Allowable rhymes, not, yacht, note, vote, but, hut, hoot, root, &c.

“ Just to thy fame he gives thy genuine thought ;
So Tully published what Lucretius wrote,"— BROOM E.

OUL, see OLE and OWL.

OULD. Mould. Perfect rhymes, fold, old, cold, &c., and the preterites and participles of verbs in owl, oll, and ole, as bowled, tolled, cajoled, &c. Allowable rhymes, the preterites and participles of verbs in. ull, as gulled, pulled, &c.

OUNCE. Bounce, flounce, renounce, pounce, ounce, denounce, pronounce.

OUND. Bound, found, mound, ground, hound, pound, round, sound, wound, abound, aground, around, confound, compound, expound, profound, rebound, resound, propound, surround, &c., and the preterites and participles of verbs in own, as frowned, renowned, &c. Allowable rhymes, the preterites and participles of verbs in one, oan, and un, as toned, moaned, sunned, &c., consequently fund, refund, &c., and, wound (a hurt), pronounced woond.

OUNG, see UNG..

OUNT. Count, mount, fount, amount, dismount, remount, surmount, ac. count, discount, miscount, account. Allowable rhymes, want, font, don't, wont, &c.

OUP, see OOP:

OUR. Hour, lour, sour, our, scour, deflour, devour, &c., rhyme perfectly with bower, cower, flower, power, shower, tower, &c., pronounced bow'r, tow'r, &c. Allowable rhymes, bore, more, roar, pour, tour,, poor, moor, pure, sure, sir, stir, bur, cur, &c.

“ She's deaf to beauty's soft persuasive pow'r,

Nor can bright Hebe's charms her bloom secure.”—GARTH.

OURGE, see URGE. OURN, see ORN and URN.

OURS. Ours, rhymes perfectly with the plurals of nouns and third persons singular present tense of verbs in our and ower, as hours, scours, deflours, bowers, showers, &c. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular present tense of verbs in oor and ure, as boors, moors, cures, endures, &c.

OURS. Yours, rhymes perfectly with the plurals of nouns and third persods singular present tense of verbs in ure, as cures, endures, &c. Allowable rhyme, ours, and its perfect rhymes, and the plurals of nouns and third persons singular present tense of verbs in oor, ore, and ur, as boors, moors, shores, pores, burs, slurs, stirs, &c.

OURSE, see ORCE. OURT, see ORT. OURTH, see ORTH.

OUS, see US.

OUS, pronounced OUCE. House, mouse, chouse, &c. Allowable rhymes, the nouns close, dose, jocose, duce, use, produce, us, thus, moose, &c., and the noun

Doose,

OUSE, pronounced OUZE, see OWZE.

OUT. Bout, stout, out, clout, pout, gout, grout, rout, scout, shout, snout, spout, stout, sprout, trout, about, devout, without, throughout, &c., rhymes perfectly with doubt, redoubt, misdoubt, drought, &c. Allowable rhymes, note, vote, boat, coat, lute, suit, got, not, nut, shut, hoot, boot, &c.

“Sweet honey some condense, some purge the grout,

The rest in cells apart the liquid nectar shut.”-DRYDEN.

OUTH. Mouth, south, when nouns have the th sharp. The verbs to mouth, to south, &c., may allowably rhyme with booth, smooth, &c. which see.

OW, sounding OU. Now, bow, how, mow, cow, brow, sow, vow, prow, avow, allow, disallow, endow, &c. Perfect rhymes, bough, plough, slough (mire), thou, &c. Allowable rhymes, go, no, blow, sow, &c.

“ Immortal Vida, on whose honoured brow
The poet's bays and critic's ivy grow."-POPE.

OW, sounding OWE. Blow, stow, crow, bow, flow, glow, grow, know, low, mow, row, show, sow, strow, stow, slow, snow, throw, trow, below, bestow, foreknow, outgrow, overgrow, overflow, overthrow, reflow, foreshow, &c. Perfect rhymes, go, no, toe, foe, owe, wo, oh, so, lo, though, hoe, ho, ago, forego, undergo, dougli, roe, sloe, and the verb to sew (with a needle). Allowable rhymes, now, cow, vow, do, &c. See the last article.

OWL. Cowl, growl, owl, fowl, howl, prowl, &c. Perfect rhymes, scowl, foul, &c. Allowable rhymes, bowl, soul, hole, goal, dull, gull, &c. See OLE.

OWN. Brown, town, clown, crown, down, drown, frown, gown, adown, renown, embrown, &c. Perfect rhyme, noun. Allowable rhymes, tone, bone, moan, own, and the participles thrown, shown, blown, &c. See ONE.

“Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own,

But catch the spreading notion of the town.”—POPE.
“ 'Tis with our judgments as our watches ; none
Go just alike, yet each believes his own."-Pope.

OWSE, see OUSE.

OWZE. Blowze. Perfect rhymes, browse, trouse, rouse, spouse, carouse, rouse, espouse, the verbs to house, mouse, &c., and the plurals of nouns and third persons singular present tense of verbs in ow, as brows, allows, &c. Allowable rhymes, hose, those, to dose, &c.

OX. Ox, box, fox, equinox, orthodox, heterodox, &c. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular present tense of verbs in ock, as locks, stocks, &c. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular present tense of verbs in oke, oak, and uck, as strokes, cloaks, sucks, &c.

OY. Boy, buoy, coy, employ, cloy, joy, toy, alloy, annoy, convoy, decoy, destroy, enjoy, employ.

OZE, see OSE.

U

UB. Cub, club, dub, chub, drub, grub, rub, snub, shrub, tub. Allowable rhymes, cube, tube, cob, rob, &c.

UBE.
Cube, tube. Allowable rhymes, club, cub, &c.

UCE. Truce, sluce, spruce, deuce, conduce, deduce, induce, introduce, produce, seduce, traduce, juice, reduce, &c., rhyme perfectly with the nouns use, abuse, profuse, abstruse, disuse, excuse, misuse, obtuse, recluse.

UCH, see UTCH.

UCK. Buck, luck, pluck, suck, struck, tuck, truck, duck. Allowable rhymes, puke, duke, look, took, &c.

UCT. Conduct, deduct, instruct, obstruct, aqueduct. Perfect rhymes, the preterites and participles of verbs in uck, as ducked, sucked, &c. Allowable rhymes, the preterites and participles of verbs in uke and ook, as puked, hooked, &c.

UD. Bud, scud, stud, mud, cud, rhyme perfectly with blood and flood. Allowable rhymes, good, hood, rood, food, beatitude, latitude, &c.

UDE. Rude, crude, prude, allude, conclude, delude, elude, exclude, exude, include, intrude, obtrude, seclude, altitude, fortitude, gratitude, interJude, latitude, longitude, magnitude, multitude, solicitude, solitude, vicissitude, aptitude, habitude, ingratitude, inaptitude, lassitude, plenitude, promptitude, servitude, similitude, &c. Perfect rhymes, lewd, feud, &c., and the preterites and participles of verbs in ew, as stewed, viewed, &c. Allowable rhymes, bud, cud, good, hood, blood, &c.

UDGE.
Judge, drudge, grudge, trudge, adjudge, prejudge.

UE, see EW.

UFF. Buff, cuff, bluff, huff, gruff, luff, puff, snuff, stuff, ruff, rebuff, counterbuff, &c. Perfect rhymes, rough, tough, enough, slough (cast skin), chough, &c. Allowable rhymes, loaf, oaf, &c.

UFT. Tuft. Perfect rhymes, the preterites and participles of verbs in uff, as cuffed, stuffed, &c.

UG. Lug, bug, dug, drug, hug, rug, slug, snug, mug, shrug, pug. Allowable rhymes, vogue, rogue, &c.

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