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n. pl.1.Words that rhyme, proposed as the ends of verses, to be filled out by the ingenuity of the person to whom they are offered.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Every visitor who came to the house paid his tribute to the melancholy mood of the hostess, and then amused himself with society gossip, dancing, intellectual games, and bouts rimes, which were in vogue at the Karagins'.
Tomasi's first movement of concerto (Edition Leduc); and a piece for clarinet solo composed by either Donatoni's Clair (Edition Ricordi), Singier's Bouts rimes burines (Edition Lemoine), Rieunier's Distances (Edition Salabert), Mefano's Involutive (Edition Salabert) or Gaussin's Satori (Edition Leduc).