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.
ISS. - Bliss, miss, hiss, kiss, this, abyss, amiss, submiss, dismiss, remiss. Allowable rhymes, mice, spice, etc., peace, lease, etc.
IS, pronounced like IZ. - Is, his, whiz.
ISE, see ICE and IZE.
ISH. - Dish, wish, fish, cuish, pish.
ISK. - Brisk, frisk, disk, risk, whisk, basilisk, tamarisk.
ISP. - Crisp, wisp, lisp.
1ST. - Fist, list, mist, twist, wrist, assist, consist, desist, exist, insist, persist, resist, subsist, alchemist, amethyst, anatomist, antagonist, annalist, evangelist, eucharist, exorcist, herbalist, humorist, oculist, organist, satirist, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in iss, as missed, hissed, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ice, as spiced, sliced, etc.
IT. - Bit, cit, hit, fit, grit, flit, knit, nit, pit, quit, sit, split, twit, wit, whit, writ, admit, acquit, commit, emit, omit, outwit, permit, remit, submit, transmit, refit, benefit, perquisite. Allowable rhymes, beat, heat, etc, bite, mite, light, etc.
ITCH and HITCH. - Ditch, pitch, rich, which, Fitch, bitch, flitch, hitch, itch, stitch, switch, twitch, witch, bewitch, niche, enrich.
ITE and IGHT. - Bite, cite, kite, mite, quite, rite, smite, spite, trite, white, write, contrite, disunite, despite, indite, invite, excite, incite, polite, requite, recite, unite, reunite, aconite, appetite, parasite, proselyte, expedite, Perfect rhymes, blight, benight, bright, fight, flight, fright, height, light, knight, night, might, plight, right, tight, slight, sight, spright, wight, affright, alight, aright, foresight, delight, despite, unsight, upright, bedight, oversight. Allowable rhymes, eight, weight, etc., bit, hit, etc., favorite, hypocrite, infinite, requisite, opposite, apposite, exquisite, etc.
ITH. - Pith, smith, frith.
ITHE. - Hithe, blithe, tithe, scythe, writhe, lithe. Allowable rhyme, with.
IVE. - Five, dive, alive, gyve, hive, drive, rive, shrive, strive, thrive, arrive, connive, contrive, deprive, derive, revive, survive. Allowable rhymes, give, live, sieve, forgive, outlive, fugitive, laxative, narrative, prerogative, primitive, sensitive, vegetive, affirmative, alternative, contemplative, demonstrative, diminutive, distributive, donative, inquisitive, lenitive, massive, negative, perspective, positive, preparative, provocative, purgative, restorative.
IX. - Fix, six, flix, mix, affix, infix, prefix, transmix, intermix, crucifix, etc., and the plurals of nouns and third persons of verbs in ick, as wicks, licks, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons singular of verbs in ike, as pikes, likes, etc.
IXT - Betwixt. Rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ix, as fixed, mixed, etc.
ISE and IZE. - Prize, wise, rise, size, guise, disguise, advise, authorize, canonize, chastise, civilize, comprise, criticise, despise, devise, enterprise, excise, exercise, idolize, immortalize, premise, revise, signalize, solemnize, surprise, surmise, suffice, sacrifice, sympathize, tyrannize, and the plurals of nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs ending in ie or y, as pies, lies, he replies, etc. Allowable rhymes, miss, hiss, precipice, etc.
O, see OO and OW.
OACH. - Broach, croach, proach, abroach, approach, encroach, reproach. Perfect rhyme, loach. Allowable rhymes, botch, notch, etc., mutch, hutch, etc.
OAR, see AUD and ORE. OAF, see OFF. OAK, see OKE. OAL, see OLE. OAM, see OME. OAN, see ONE. OAP, see OPE. OAR, see ORE. OARD, see OKU. OAST, see OST. OAT, see OTE. OATH, see OTH.
OR, - Fob, bob, mob, knob, sob, rob, throb. Perfect rhymes, swab, squab. Allowable rhymes, daub, globe, robe, dub, etc.
OBE. - Globe, lobe, probe, robe, conglobe. Allowable rhymes, fob, mob, etc., rub, dub, etc., daub, etc.
OCE, see OSE.
OCK. - Block, lock, cock, clock, crock, dock, frock, flock, knock, mock, rock, shock, stock, sock. Allowable rhymes, oak, poke, cloak, etc., look, took, etc., buck, suck, etc.
OCT. - Concoct. Rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ock, as blocked, locked, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in oak and oke, as croaked, soaked, yoked, etc.
OD. - Clod, God, rod, sod, trod, nod, plod, odd, shod. Allowable rhymes, ode, code, mode, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ow, as sowed, did sow, etc.
ORE and OAD. - Bode, ode, code, mode, rode, abode, corrode, explode, forbode, commode, incommode, episode, etc. Perfect rhymes, road, toad, goad, load, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ow, as owed, showed, etc. Allowable rhymes, blood, flood, clod, hod, nod, broad, fraud, etc. See OOD.
OE, see OW.
OFF and OUGH.-Off, scoff, etc. Perfect rhymes, cough, trough, etc. Allowable rhymes, oaf, loaf, etc., proof, roof, etc. See OOF.
OFT. - Oft, croft, soft, aloft, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in off and uff, as ruffed, scoffed, etc.
OG. - Hog, bog, cog, dog, clog, fog, frog, log, jog, etc. Perfect rhymes, dialogue, epilogue, agog, synagogue, catalogue, pedagogue. Allowable rhymes, rogue, vogue, etc.
OGUE. - Rogue, vogue, prorogue, collogue, disembogue. Allowable rhymes, bog, log, dialogue, etc.
OICE. - Choice, voice, rejoice. Allowable rhymes, nice, vice, rice, etc.
OID, - Void, avoid, devoid, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in oy, as buoyed, cloyed, etc. Allowable rhymes, hide, bide, ride, etc.
OIL. - Oil, boil, coil, moil, soil, spoil, toil, despoil, embroil, recoil, turmoil, disembroil. Allowable rhymes, isle, while, tile, etc.
OIN. - Coin, join, subjoin, groin, loin, adjoin, conjoin, disjoin, enjoin, purloin, rejoin. Allowable rhymes, whine, wine, fine, etc. See INE.
OINT. - Oint, joint, point, disjoint, anoint, appoint, disappoint, counterpoint. Allowable rhymes, pint.
OISE. - Poise, noise, counterpoise, equipoise, etc., and the plurals of nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in oy, as boys, cloys, etc. Allowable rhymes, wise, size, prize, and the plurals of nouns and third persons singular, present tense, of verbs in ie or y, as pies, tries, etc.