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.
AS. - Was. Allowable rhymes, has, as.
ASS. - Ass, brass, class, grass, lass, mass, pass, alas, amass, cuirass, repass, surpass, morass, etc. Allowable rhymes, base, face, deface, etc., loss, toss, etc.
ASE, see. ACE.
ASH. - Ash. cash, dash, clash, crash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, plash, rash, thrash, slash, trash, abash, etc. Allowable rhymes, wash, quash, etc., leash, etc.
ASH. - Wash, quash, etc. Allowable rhymes, cash, dash, etc.
ASK. - Ask, task, bask, cask, flask, mask.
ASP. - Asp, clasp, gasp, grasp, hasp. Allowable rhymes, wasp, etc.
AST. - Cast, last, blast, mast, past, vast, fast, aghast, avast, forecast, overcast, outcast, repast. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ass. as classed, amassed, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ace, as placed, etc. Nouns and verbs in aste, as taste, waste, etc.
ASTE. - Baste, chaste, haste, paste, taste, waste, distaste. Perfect rhymes, waist, and the preterits and participles of verbs in ace, as faced, placed, etc. Allowable rhymes, cast, fast, etc., best, nest, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ess, as messed, dressed, etc.
AT. - At, bat, cat, hat, fat. mat, pat, sat, rat, tat, vat, brat, chat, flat, plat, sprat, that, gnat. Allowable rhymes, bate, hate, etc.
ATCH. - Catch, match, hatch, latch, patch, scratch, smatch, snatch, despatch.
ATE. - Bate, date, fate, gate, grate, hate, tate. mate, pate, plate, prate, rate, sate, state, skate, slate, abate, belate, collate, create, debate, elate, dilate, estate, ingrate, innate, rebate, relate, sedate, translate, abdicate, abominate, abrogate, accelerate, accommodate, accumulate, accurate, adequate, affectionate, advocate, adulterate, aggravate, agitate, alienate, animate, annihilate, antedate, anticipate, antiquate, arbitrate, arrogate, articulate, assassinate, calculate, capitulate, captivate, celebrate, circulate, coagulate, commemorate, commiserate, communicate, compassionate, confederate, congratulate, congregate, consecrate, contaminate, corroborate, cultivate, candidate, co-operate, considerate, consulate, capacitate, debilitate, dedicate, degenerate, delegate, deliberate, denominate, depopulate, dislocate, deprecate, discriminate, derogate, dissipate, delicate, disconsolate, desperate, educate, effeminate, elevate, emulate, estimate, elaborate, equivocate, eradicate, evaporate, exaggerate, exasperate, expostulate, exterminate, extricate, facilitate, fortunate, generate, gratulate, hesitate, illiterate, illuminate, irritate, imitate, immoderate, impenetrate, importunate, imprecate, inanimate, innovate, instigate, intemperate, intimate, intimidate, intoxicate, intricate, invalidate, inveterate, inviolate, legitimate, magistrate, meditate, mitigate, moderate, necessitate, nominate, obstinate, participate, passionate, penetrate, perpetrate, personate, potentate, precipitate, predestinate, predominate, premeditate, prevaricate, procrastinate, profligate, prognosticate, propagate, recriminate, regenerate, regulate, reiterate, reprobate, reverberate, ruminate, separate, sophisticate, stipulate, subjugate, subordinate, suffocate, terminate, tolerate, temperate, vindicate, violate, unfortunate. Perfect rhymes, bait, plait, strait, wait, await, great. Nearly perfect rhymes, eight, weight, height, straight. Allowable rhymes, beat, heat, etc., bat, cat, etc., bet, wet, etc.
ATH. - Bath, path, etc. Allowable rhymes, hath, faith, etc.
ATHE. - Bathe, swathe, lathe, rathe.
AUB, see OR. AUCE, see AUSE. AUCH, see OACH.
AUD.-Fraud, laud, applaud, defraud. Perfect rhymes, broad, abroad, bawd, and the preterits and participles of verbs in aw, as gnawed, sawed, etc. Allowable rhymes, odd, nod, etc., ode, bode, etc., also the word load.
AVE. - Cave, brave, gave, grave, crave, lave, nave, knave, pave, rave, save, shave, slave, stave, wave, behave, deprave, engrave, outbrave, forgave, misgave, architrave. Allowable rhyme, the auxiliary verb have.
AUGH . see AFF. AUGHT, see OUGHT. AULT, see ALT.
AUNCH. - Launch, paunch, haunch, staunch, etc.
AUNCE, see ONSE.
AUNT. - Aunt, daunt, gaunt, haunt, jaunt, taunt, vaunt, avaunt. Perfect rhymes, slant, aslant. Allowable rhymes, want, etc., pant, cant, etc.
AUSE. - Cause, pause, clause, applause, because. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns, and third persons singular of verbs in aw, as laws, he draws, etc. Allowable rhyme, was.
AUST, see OST.
AW. - Craw, daw, law, chaw, claw, draw, flaw, gnaw, jaw, law, maw, paw, raw, straw, thaw, withdraw, foresaw.
AWD, see AUD. AWK, see ALE,
AWL.-Bawl, brawl, drawl, crawl, scrawl, sprawl, squall. Perfect rhymes, ball, call, fall, gall, small, hall, pall, tall, wall, stall, install, forestall, thrall, inthrall.
AWN. - Dawn, brawn, fawn, pawn, spawn, drawn, yawn, lawn, withdrawn.
AX. - Ax, tax, wax, relax, flax. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular of verbs in ack, as backs, sacks, etc., he lacks, he packs, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular of verbs in ake, as cakes, lakes, etc., he makes, he takes, etc.
AY. - Bray, clay, day, dray, tray, flay, fray, gay, hay, jay, lay, may, nay, pay, play, ray, say, way, pray, spray, slay, spay, stay, stray, sway, affray, allay, array, astray, away, belay, bewray, betray, decay, defray, delay, disarray, display, dismay, essay, forelay, gainsay, inlay, relay, repay, roundelay, virelay. Perfect rhymes, neigh, weigh, inveigh, etc., prey, they, convey, obey, purvey, survey, disobey, grey. Allowable rhymes, tea, sea, fee, see, glee, etc.
AZE. - Craze, daze, blaze, gaze, glaze, maze, raze, amaze, graze. Perfect rhymes, raise, praise, dispraise, etc., paraphrase, etc., and the nouns plural, and third persons singular of the present tense of verbs in ay, eigh, and ey, as days, he inveighs, he obeys, etc. Allowable rhymes, ease, tease, seize, etc., and keys, the plural of key, also the auxiliaries has and was.