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  • adj. That rimes (i.e., covers with rime or hoar frost) something.
  • n. The action or process of dying red-brown by steeping in water with alder twigs.
  • n. The process of riming (i.e., covering with rime or hoar frost).
  • v. Present participle of rime.

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  • adj. having corresponding sounds especially terminal sounds


Regular conjugation (rim(e) + -ing). (Wiktionary)
First attested in 1822; formed as rime (“cover with rime or hoar frost”) +‎ -ing (suffix forming present participial adjectives). (Wiktionary)
First attested in 1873; formed as rime (“dye (wool or yarn) by steeping in water with alder twigs”) +‎ -ing (suffix forming abstract nouns of action). (Wiktionary)
First attested in 1948; formed as rime (“cover with rime or hoar frost”) +‎ -ing (suffix forming abstract nouns of action). (Wiktionary)


  • Mr. Nicholson's poems are a kind of riming journal of his heart.

    The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century

  • These plate-shaped crystals showed evidence of what's known as riming - the accumulation of liquid water - whereas ice particles elsewhere in the cloud showed little or no riming. "

  • The temperatures through a fairly deep layer of the atmosphere were above -4 C, resulting in a lot of supercooled liquid water within the cloud which produced riming.

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  • The guru/speaker of Paramahansa Yogananda's "The Noble New" from Songs of the Soul offers eight loving commands to devotees in an octet that consists of two quatrains; the first quatrain features two riming couplets, and second quatrain has the traditional rime scheme of an Elizabethan sonnet, ABAB.

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  • Ai spesshullee laiks teh riming ov “splort” and “cohort.”

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  • Those pesky questions involving water, natural landscapes and social structures are somehow more important to the bilingual, binational towns riming the southern edge of the United States than who garners votes to Washington.

    Buttoning Bashing « Eclectics Anonymous

  • Then it spasmed into rigidity, and then froze, literally, frost riming all over its body.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • I could speak of Chicago lyrically, riming "bored lookin 'skaters" with "some folks'll see friendship as favors", something like that.

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  • I glanced at the frost riming the edge of the leaded-glass panes, and thought that that was it; his ungloved hands were warm, a highly unusual condition for anyone's hands at this time of year.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • A quarter of a century later, Samuel Daniel was still defending English riming verse — a form that "Confirmed by no edict of power doth rest/But only underneath the regency/Of use and fashion" — as cognate with the ancient English constitution.

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