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half rhyme

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The verse form is unique as it plays with half rhymes, breaks in scansion, and unusual phrasing in a way which keeps the reader very much on her toes.
His first song, Woman In A Bar from latest album Antidepressant half rhymes "driven to distraction" with "Scarlet Johansson" much in the manner he paired "get a new tailor" with "Norman Mailer" a good 20 years ago.
So beyond saying that the first half of the horse's name is a colloquial shortening of William, and the second half rhymes with the Battle of Flodden, I have nothing whatsoever to impart.
It also rhymes with "soil," half rhymes with "till," and is a hybrid of the two words.