Crambo

Repetition. So called from a game which consists in some one setting a line which another is to rhyme to, but no one word of the first line must occur in the second.

Dumb crambo.
Pantomime of a word in rhyme to a given word. Thus if “cat” is the given word, the pantomimists would act Bat, Fat, Hat, Mat, Pat, Rat, Sat, etc., till the word acted is guessed.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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