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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bouts-rimes [rhymed-endings].
 
A person writes a line and gives the last word to another person, who writes a second to rhyme with it, and so on. Dean Swift employs the term for a poem, each stanza of which terminates with the same word. He has given a poem of nine verses, each of which ends with Domitilla, to which, of course, he finds nine rhymes. (French.)   1
 


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