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-U (with a sound like "glue") see -UE
(You will usually find the sound you want under the usual spelling.)
'FOOD AND WATER:' For himself, Bub would snub any tub.
But he scrubs the cub "Chub," which Bub found (near a shrub), drubbed with a club.
And at his hub, the pub, he gets his Chub grub ... well, a sub.
-UBE see -OOB
-UCH and -UTCH
"You won't touch much! I've clutched my crutch."
-UCH (long sound) see -OOCH
-UCK and -UX
When I overeat, my deluxe tux is in flux. (Please, no yucks.)
-UD (see also -OOD)
In the storm's flood and mud, she yelled at Bud, "Hey, stud
- you, chewing cud - come, give some blood!"
'LIABLE TO LIBEL:' "I smeared - I smudged sludge! -- on the name of that judge"
"Why? Because being nudged, he had fudged?"
"Nope -- just my grudge. He commands -- while, as a court drudge, I just trudge."
They never knew who slew (drew the knife through) poor "Pilot Hugh."
First, they blamed Lou, "a shrew" - Hugh's friend (who grew to chew glue).
Then the screws were on Sue, who flew in his crew. (And, on cue, did woo a few with true brew.)
Today (in a stew) with their case overdue, they blame you!
'DOGGED:' Who slugged the thug that hugged my best mug?
My son? That smug lug, who just shrugged, looking snug?
No. It's my little pug, who bugged that thug.
-UGH (long sound) - see -UE
-UICE see -OOSE
-UK (see also -OOK)
I shucked the muck from my truck. Guess who clucked at the schmuck's bad luck? (That hen better duck.)
An aristocratic rebuke - just for my playing a uke.
-ULE (see also -OOL)
Don't ridicule that mule in the vestibule.
'CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION:' Once I'd indulged - my bulge was divulged.
With all that bulk, Hulk, why sulk and skulk?
After the storm, the dull, numskull gull mulled over the lull.
'NOSE RING:' I try not to pull - before the bull's full.
'ORANGE JUICED:' I gulp the pulp.
When repulsed, he'd convulse.
-UME (see also -OOM)
"Rheum-spume, I presume."
'BULLIES:' He used to bump you, jump you, and lump you.
So let's dump that chump (now in a plump slump) with a thump on his rump in a clump of stumps.
-UNE (see also -OON)
I've hewn and pruned each June while I whistled a tune.
'EMBEDDED:' Drunk on junk, that hunk slunk. A punk, he sunk in his car trunk - that's his bunk.
My pup sups from a silver cup.
-UPE see -OOP
-UR and -URR (see also -ER)
"Then what made you spur -- and stir -- those burrs in my poor dog's
"That dog's a mere a cur, and his "grrr" makes your Persian cat purr.
Curb that verb, however superb - it might disturb or perturb.
I said he's "in church," not "the lurch."
"I assure you this tour's your sure cure." (Of course, that was pure manure.)
-URK see -IRK
Why not? Alongside each churn, fern, and urn - at each turn -- I've been spurned. (And you're wrong: it's unearned.)
"Even burnt, you weren't learnt."
'STOLEN NECTAR:' You (who usurp my sweet slurp) may chirp, but later you'll burp.
Hurt, I did blurt out dirt on that squirt.
-URVE see -ERVE
You're less ludicrous than ridiculous.
Your brain? Analogous to the platypus.
-USE (see also -OOZE)
'SILENT FILM STARS.' Disabused (and amused, though accused), they used to refuse to make news.
'THE PURPLE:' Just having mushed through the slush, I was hushed by her regal plush, and, yes, my face flushed.
I didn't gush, or develop a crush, but, yes, I blushed.
When you husk at dusk, any tusk can seem brusque.
-UST (see also -US)
'NOT GAINFULLY EMPLOYED:' Going bust turned my trust to disgust. I fussed and I cussed to see my last "job" -- combust into dust.
Can I adjust to a crust? Fellow convicts - they say I must.
-UT (see also -OOT)
'IN A RUT:' You nut! You've shut up your mutt. You may glut
his gut, but, bored, he'll cut out and strut.
-UTE (see also -OOT) Your mute newt is cute.
-UTH see -OOTH
-UV see -OVE
There was a buzz in your fuzz, coz.
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