The New International Encyclopædia/Bouts-rimés
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BOUTS-RIMÉS, bōō'rḗ'-mắ' (Fr., rhymed endings). A kind of verse, the making of which forms a social amusement. Some one of the party gives out the rhymes or endings of a stanza, and the others have to fill up the lines as they best may. Suppose the rhymes prescribed are wave, lie; brave, die; the following is one of the ways in which the lines might be completed:
Addison ridicules the amusement in the Spectator, No. 60.