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.
IELD. - Field, yield, shield, wield, afield. Nearly perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in eal, as healed, repealed, etc.
IEN, see EEN. IEND. see end. IERCE, see ERSE. iesT, see EAST. IEVE, see EAVE.
IFE. - Rife, fife, knife, wife, strife, life. Allowable rhymes, cliff, skiff, stiff, whiff, etc.
IFF, see IFF.
IFT. - Gift, drift, shift, lift, rift, sift, thrift, adrift, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in iff, as whiffed, etc.
IG-. - Big, dig, gig, fig, pig, rig, sprig, twig, swig. Allowable rhymes, league, Teagup, fatigue, etc.
IGE see IEGE. IGH. see IGHT, see ITE. IGN, see INE, IGUE, see EAGUE.
IKE. - Dike, like, pike, spike, strike, alike, dislike, oblique. Allowable rhymes, leak, speak, antique, etc., lick, pick, etc.
ILL. - Bill, chill, fill, drill, gill, hill, ill. kill, mill, quill, rill, shrill, skill, spill, still, swill, thrill, till, trill, will, distill, fulfill, instill, 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.
ILD.-Child, mild, wild, etc. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs of one syllable 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.
ILD. Gild, build, rebuild, etc. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in illed, as filled, willed, etc. Allowable rhymes, child, mild, and their allowable rhymes, which see.
ILE. - 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.
ILK. - Milk, silk, bilk, etc.
ILT.-Gilt, jilt, built, quilt, guilt, hilt, spilt, stilt, tilt.
ILTH.-Filth, tilth, etc.
IM,-Brim, dim, grim, him, rim, skim, slim, trim, whim, prim. Perfect rhymes, limb, hymn, limn. Allowable rhymes, lime, time, climb, etc., team, gleam, etc.
IMB, see IM.
IME. - Chime, time, grime, climb, clime, crime, prime, mime, rhyme, slime, thyme, lime, sublime. Allowable rhymes, brim, dim, maritime, etc.
IMES. - Betimes, sometimes, etc. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in ime, as chimes, he rhymes, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in earn and im, as dreams, brims, he swims, etc.
IMN , see IM.
IMP. - Imp, pimp, limp, gimp.
IMPSE. - Glimpse. Rhymes, the plurals of nouns, third person present, of verbs in imp, as imps, he limps, etc.
IN. - 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.
INCE. - Mince, prince, since, quince, rinse, wince, convince, evince.
INCH.-Clinch, flinch, winch, pinch, inch.
INCT. - Instinct, distinct, extinct, precinct, succinct, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ink, as linked, pinked, etc.
IND. - Bind, find, mind, blind, hind, kind, grind, rind, wind, behind, unkind, remind, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ine, as refined. Allowable rhymes, rescind, prescind, and the noun wind, as it is frequently pronounced, also the participles of verbs in oin, as joined.
INE. - Dine, brine, mine, chine, fine, line, nine, pine, shine, shrine, kine, thine, trine, twine, vine, wine, whine, combine, confine, decline, define, incline, inshrine, intwine, opine, calcine, recline, refine, repine, superfine, interline, countermine, undermine, supine, concubine, porcupine, divine. Perfect rhymes, sign, assign, consign, design, etc. Allowable rhymes, bin, thin, tin, origin, join, loin, etc., polysyllables ending in ine, pronounced in, as masculine, feminine, discipline, libertine, heroine, etc.
ING.-Bring, sing, fling, cling, ring, sling, spring, sting, swing, wing, wring, thing, etc., and the participles of the present tense in ing, with the accent on the antepenultimate, as recovering, altering, etc.
INGE. - Cringe, fringe, hinge, singe, springe, swinge, tinge, twinge, infringe.
INK. - Ink, think, wink, drink, blink, brink, chink, clink, link, pink, shrink, sink, slink, stink, bethink, forethink.
INT. - Dint, mint, hint, flint, lint, print, squint, asquint, imprint.
IP. - Chip, lip, hip, clip, dip, drip, nip, sip, rip, scrip, ship, skip, slip, snip, strip, tip, trip, whip, equip, eldership, fellowship, workmanship, rivalship, and all words in ship, with the accent on the antepenultimate. Allowable rhymes, wipe, gripe, etc., leap, heap, etc.
IPE. - Gripe, pipe, ripe, snipe, type, stripe, wipe, archetype, prototype. Allowable rhymes, chip, lip, workmanship, etc.
IPSE. - Eclipse. Rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in ip, as grips, strips, etc. Allowable rhymes, 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.
IRE. - Fire, dire, hire, ire, lyre, mire, quire, sire, spire, squire, 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 the comparative of adjectives of the same sounding terminations, as nigher, shyer, etc.
IRGE, see ERGE.
IRL. - Girl, whirl, twirl. Nearly perfect rhymes, curl, furl, churl, etc. IRM. - Firm, affirm, confirm, infirm. Nearly perfect rhymes, worm, term, etc. IRST. see ERST. IRT, see "CRT. IRTH. - Birth, mirth. Perfect rhymes, earth, dearth, which see.