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see rhymerhyme
or rime,
the most prominent of the literary artifices used in versification. Although it was used in ancient East Asian poetry, rhyme was practically unknown to the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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the accumulation of ice on long thin objects (tree branches, wires) during fog. Rime can be crystalline or granular. Crystalline rime forms as a result of the sublimation of water vapor and consists of ice crystals that form primarily on the windward side under conditions of weak wind and temperatures below — 15°C. The crystals are usually approximately 1 cm long, but many reach several centimeters. Granular rime is a snowlike, friable ice that forms on the windward side of objects in foggy, windy weather, mainly in the mountains. It forms when drops of supercooled fog freeze. Granular rime can sometimes reach a thickness of 50 cm or more.

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A white or milky and opaque granular deposit of ice formed by the rapid freezing of supercooled water drops as they impinge upon an exposed object; composed essentially of discrete ice granules, and has densities as low as 0.2-0.3 gram per cubic centimeter.
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frost formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets in fog onto solid objects
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In his opinion it is this world of "pure imagination" that hallows around the atmosphere of Rime; that it is a world that fits into its own logic.
In the Doctrina de compondre dictats, an anonymous Catalan author writing at the end of the thirteenth century gave a (likely factitious) etymology for the term: a sirventes is so named "per co com se serveix e es sotsmes a aquell cantar de qui pren lo so e les rimes" (lines 104-5).
Say the rime (the word you know without the first sound)
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Although the precise timing of rime analogy use is the subject of an ongoing debate (Bowey & Hansen, 1994; Bowey & Underwood, 1996; Brown & Deavers, 1999; Duncan et al., 1997, 2000; Ehri & Robbins, 1992; Goswami, 1999; Savage & Stuart, 1998), there is a broad consensus that rime units play a role in reading development.
The other coherent category is a pejorative one, divided into two subsenses--unpleasant people (chump, frump, grump) and unpleasant sounds (crump, thump, trumpet), plus one word (rumpus) that overlaps both, for a total of 7 words in this sense and 22 for the rime as a whole.
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The Neuf Livres des Poemes were published in 1573 as volume i of the four-part Euvres en rime, since when the only edition has been that of Charles Marty-Laveaux (vol.
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