Readers of Word Ways should be familiar with the concept of word patterns, exemplified by Jack Levine's three-volume rearrangement of Webster's Second and Third Editions into groups of words having the same pattern such as EXCESS and BAMBOO. (Word patterns have even been discussed in large-circulation magazines: see physicist Sheldon Glashow's "The Game of Bop" in the Sep/Oct 1992 issue of Quantum.)
Eckler, A. Ross
Word Ways: Vol. 26
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol26/iss1/4