This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
OVE. - Wove, inwove, interwove, alcove, clove, grove, rove, stove, strove, throve, drove. Allowable rhymes, dove, love, shove, glove, above, etc., move, behoove, approve, disprove, disapprove, improve, groove, prove, reprove, etc.
OUGH, see OFF, OW and UFF.
OUGHT. - Bought, thought, ought, brought, forethought, fought, nought, sought, wrought, besought, bethought, methought, etc. Perfect rhymes, aught, naught, caught, taught, etc., sometimes draught. Allowable rhymes, not, yacht, etc., note, vote, etc., butt, hut, etc., hoot, root, etc.
OUL, see OLE and OWL,
OULD.-Mould. Perfect rhymes, fold, old, cold, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in owl, ol and ole, as bowled, tolled, cajoled, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ull, as gulled, pulled, etc.
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, redound, resound, propound, surround, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in own, as frowned, renowned, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in one, oan and un, as toned, moaned, sunned, etc., consequently fund, refund, etc., and wound (a hurt), pronounced woond.
OUNG, see UNO.
OUNT. - Count, mount, fount, amount, dismount, remount, surmount, account, discount, miscount. Allowable rhymes, want, font, don't, won't, etc.
OUP, see OOP.
OUR. - Hour, lour, sour, our, scour, deflour, devour, etc., rhymes perfectly with bower, cower, flower, power, shower, tower, etc., pronounced bow'r, tow'r, etc. Allowable rhymes, bore, more, roar, pour, tour, moor, poor, etc., pure, sure, etc., sir, stir, bur, cur, etc.
OURGE, see URGE, OURNE, see ORN and URN. OURS. - Ours rhymes perfectly with the plurals of nouns and third persons present of verbs in our and ower, as hours, scours, deflours, bowers.
showers, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons present of verbs in oor and ure, as boors, moors, etc., cures, endures, etc.
OURS. - Yours rhymes perfectly with the plurals of nouns and third persons present of verbs in ure, as cures, endures, etc. Allowable rhymes, ours, and its perfect rhymes and the plurals of nouns and third persons present of verbs in oor, ore and ur, as boors, moors, etc., shores, pores, etc., burs, slurs, stirs, etc.
OURSE, see ORCE. OURT, see ORT. OURTH, see ORTH. OUS. see US.
OUS, pronounced OUCE. - House, mouse, chouse, etc. Allowable rhymes, the nouns close, dose, jocose, etc., deuce, use, produce, etc., us, thus, etc., moose, and the noun noose.
OUSE, pronounced OUZE, see OWZE.
OUT. - Bout, stout, out, clout, pout, gout, grout, route, scout, shout, snout, spout, stout, sprout, trout, about, devout, without, throughout, etc., rhymes perfectly with doubt, redoubt, misdoubt, drought, etc. Allowable rhymes, note, vote, etc., boat, coat, etc., lute, suit, etc., got, not, etc., nut, shut, hoot, boot, etc.
OUTH, - Mouth, south, when nouns have the th sharp. The verbs to mouth, to south, may allowably rhyme with booth, smooth, etc., which see.
OW. sounded OU. - Now, bow, how, mow, cow, brow, plow, sow, vow, prow, avow, allow, disallow, endow, etc. Perfect rhymes, bough, plough, slough, (mire), etc., thou. Allowable rhymes, go, no, blow, so, etc.
OW, sounded 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, etc. Perfect rhymes, go, no, toe, foe, owe, wo, oh, so, lo, though, hoe, ho, ago, forego, undergo, dough, roe, sloe, and the verb to sew (with the needle). Allowable rhymes, now, cow, vow, do, etc. See the last article.
OWL, see OLE. - Cowl, growl, owl, fowl, howl, prowl, etc. Perfect rhymes, scowl, foul, etc. Allowable rhymes, bowl, soul, shoal, goal, etc., dull, gull, etc.
OWN, see ONE. - Brown, town, clown, crown, down, drown, frown, grown, adown, renown, embrown, etc. Perfect rhyme, noun. Allowable rhymes, tone, bone, moan, own, and; the participles thrown, shown, blown.
OWSE, see OUSE. - Blouse. Perfect rhymes, brouse, trouse, rouse, spouse, carouse, souse, espouse, the verbs to house, mouse, etc., and the plurals of nouns and third persons, present tense, of verbs in ow, as brows, allows, etc. Allowable rhymes, hose, those, to dose, etc.
OX. - Ox, box, fox, equinox, orthodox, heterodox, etc. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons present of verbs in ock. as locks, stocks, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons present of verbs in oke, oak, and uck, as strokes, oaks, cloaks, sucks, etc.
OY.-Boy, buoy, coy, employ, cloy, joy, toy, alloy, annoy, convoy, decoy, destroy, enjoy, employ.
OZE, see OSE.
UB. - Cub, club, dub, drub, grub, rub, snub, shrub, tub. Allowable rhymes, cube, tube, etc., cob, rob, etc. URE. - Cube, tube. Allowable rhymes, club, cub, etc.
UCE. - Truce, sluice, spruce, deuce, conduce, deduce, induce, introduce, produce, seduce, traduce, juice, reduce, etc., 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, etc., look, took, etc.
UCT. - Conduct, deduct, instruct, obstruct, aqueduct. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in uck, as ducked, sucked, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in uke and ook, as puked, hooked, etc.
UD. - Bud, scud, stud, mud, cud, rhyme perfectly with blood and flood. Allowable rhymes, good, hood, etc., rood, food, etc., beatitude, latitude.
UDE. - Rude, crude, prude, allude, conclude, delude, elude, exclude, exude, include, intrude, obtrude, seclude, altitude, fortitude, gratitude, interlude, latitude, longitude, magnitude, multitude, solicitude, solitude, vicissitude, aptitude, habitude, ingratitude, inaptitude, lassitude, plenitude, promptitude, servitude, similitude, etc. Perfect rhymes, leud, feud, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ew, as stewed, viewed, etc. Allowable rhymes, bud, cud, etc., good, hood, etc., blood, flood, etc.