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Wordcrafter suggested focusing on "words beginning with ae- through ah-". There's an easy way to find words starting with any particular set of letters.

If you want ae- words for example, just go to one-look's dictionaries and type ae* in the search box, the * indicating "any further letters". You'll get a long list, but you can shorten it by the link that says "Common words only". Trust me, you'll still see plenty of not-so-common words, as here.
 
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The title of your thread is in the limerick meter. So ...

"A tip to find words to limericize."
Says wordnerd. It’s good that he clarifies
The solution we ask
For a difficult task
That surely would otherwise terrorize.

I couldn’t find ae-ah words to use for "task" or "difficult". Darn.
 
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The lists of un-limericked words were getting bulky and I don't want to keep updating this thread with copy/paste of the lists.

For the list of words still outstanding please see this post.

For those who've grown attached to seeing a list of words in this thread:

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Big Grin

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Accommodation(s)

Accommodation - a room or a space
Like a berth or a similar base
One of language's variations
Means the Yanks say "accommodations"
But single or plural - just one place.

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abuccinate (T. Alborn)

Perhaps I can help to elucidate
What it means for a man to abuccinate.
First a loud trumpet blast,
Then some added bombast:
His announcement is sure to reverberate.

to hic: I'm nothing without my rhyming dictionary Smile
 
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Tim and Richard,
I'm adding each new limerick to the interim database. Wordcrafter's plan to add all new limericks in one thread will make it easier to keep track of them.

New limericks go in here: Let's continue with the limericks now...
(I just realised that I sullied that new limericks thread with an off-topic post earlier today. I'll have to pay attention.)

You can view a dump of the interim database here.
 
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Wow, Virge, that looks impressive!


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
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Here are some links to lists of words (extracted from OneLook's "common words only" lists. The value of using the following links is that all the words we have already limericked have been removed.

Ab- words

Ac- words

Ad- words

Ae- words

Af- words

The downside of these lists is that they include many acronyms that are probably not in the OED. Clicking on a word will link you to its OneLook definition page.

I'll add the Ag- and Ah- words soon.
Happy limericking.
 
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