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364                       DICTIONARY OF RHYMES.
cow
sow
frau
thou
how
vow
now
allow
plough
avow
prow
endow
row
disallow
OWSE
blowze f           trouse
browse               carouse
house (verb)     espouse
rouse                 hose
spouse               those touse
* Also the plurals of some nouns, and the 3rd person singular of verbs in ow ; as, brows, allows.
OWL compare OLE
The sounds of owl in bowl and howl, and of ole in liole are so similar as to be allowed to pass as almost perfect rhymes.
box fox ox
equinox
OX
paradox heterodox oaks sucks
bowl
cowl
fowl
ghoul
growl
howl
owl
poll
prowl
roll
scowl
soul
toll
troll
control
enrol
patrol
hole
dull
fool
orthodox
Also the plurals of nouns, and the 3rd person singular of verbs in ock; as, cocks, mocks.
OY
boy
annoy
buoy
convoy
cloy
decoy
coy
destroy
joy
employ
toy
enjoy
alloy
sepoy
OZE {see OSE)
OWN • compare ONE
The sounds of own in blown and frown, and of one in stone are so similar as to be allowed to pass as almost perfect rhymes.
blown
brown
clown
crown
down
drown
frown
gown
mown
noun
own
shown
strewn
thrown
town
adown
embrown
renown
tone
dawn
noon
U {see EW) Perhaps no one of our vowels is so frequently mispronounced as the M, especially in the north of England. The rapid repetition of such a short list of words as put, but, pulpit, sugar, understood, will be foi nd to be almost an invariable shibboleth for the detection of York­shire and Lancashire men.
* When I contemplate all alone To which thy crescent would have grown.—Tennyson.
t Cognate with blush : a ruddy, lat-faced wench.
Sweet blowze, you are a beauteous blossom, sure.—Shaksfere.






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