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rhyme (2)

v. [W Car.; cf. Brit. dial. West, Wales rhyme to talk nonsense; to tell lies; to compose EDD] to recount; to tell or sing about something in verse: 1978 (Bethel 95). He would rhyme them [songs] for you from Genesis to Exodus (Andros). (Black)

—n. [W Car.] a joke or amusing story (not neces­sarily in verse): 1966 Once upon a time / a very good time / Ber Monkey chew opium/ and give a good rhyme (opening formula for a folktale) (Crowley 32). (Gen.)

 

Tags: folktales, music, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-06-07 05:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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