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rhyme off

To quickly articulate a litany of things or recite the items of a list. When asked if we had any baby names in mind, Sarah started rhyming them off one after the other. I then rhymed off a list of things that needed to be changed or improved if the company wished to survive.
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Brian rhymes off poetry about planets being like grains of sand, and does it against a landscape of steppes, forests and deserts.
The accompanying voice-over is commanded by his assistant Nuria (Nora Navas), as she rhymes off the latest bouquet of invitations to blue-chip international events.
EAMON FENNELL rhymes off the injuries he's experienced in the last two years and straight away you wonder why he's still playing for St Vincents.
"Germany, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria ..." rhymes off Brian, "and we've been to those places because the companies take us there to show their product."
What is there?" At this point, The Ring rhymes off every single thing in the fridge, freezer and cupboard.
in favour of Halloween, merely rhymes off the same religious bigotry.
Unlike his film flops Miami Vice and Alexander, I think he has hit the right note criticising the Government's radio anti-drug campaign which rhymes off statistics, instead of featuring a "human face".
(In "Jimmy," a love song, she inexplicably rhymes off "genocide tour" with "Darfur.") Still, buried within, there's a fiercely independent message rarely heard in music's mainstream.
For example, as he rhymes off a list of world figures, he chirps: "We will win, Bush!
He is more than capable, for example, of finding value in comprimario roles, and he also rhymes off the acclaimed baritones he has covered, including Terfel, Wolfgang Brendel and Dwayne Croft, and how much he has learned from watching them.
Alex Smith, chairman of the Managers and Coaches Association, rhymes off a list of high-profile failures to back up his point about the need to protect Scottish coaches from becoming an endangered species.
He rhymes off the stats without pause: Ecuador has 2,000 shrimp farms occupying 500,000 acres, an area the size of Aruba or the Channel Islands; last year they produced 150,000 tons, 80 percent of which was exported with more than half going to the U.S.
"Quite often it's the easy way out for clubs," insists Boyce, who rhymes off names like Jackie Hutton, Jimmy Brown, Ronnie McQuillan, Billy Sinclair and Frankie Parks, all of whom left of their own accord.
Other companies Chitaroni rhymes off include First Cobalt Inc., Lico Energy Metals, and Battery Mineral Resources, an Australian company which entered into an agreement to purchase Tres-Or's Fabre Cobalt-Silver Property in August.
When Courtney rhymes off some of the people he's taught - Michael Fassbender, Aidan Turner (Poldark), Charlie Murphy (Love/Hate), and many more - you can see why he loves his day job so much.