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Riddles (Page 11)

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What does man love more than life,
hate more than death or mortal strife;
That which contented men desire,
the poor have, the rich require;
The miser spends, the spendthrift saves,
and all men carry to their graves?
Nothing
202
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To exit from this awful place,
The eastern corridor you must pace
And chant the magic words:
OWAH
TAGOO
SIAM
The correct pronounciation of OWAH TAGOO SIAM is "Oh, what a goose I am".
203
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A life longer than any man,
it dies each year to be reborn.
A tree
204
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In the eyes it causes blindness,
in the nose just a sneeze;
Yet some suck this down,
and act as if pleased.
Smoke
205
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It stands alone, with no bone or solid form.
Adamant, it prospers never wrong,
though hurt it may.
Twistable, malleable, might it be,
but always straight as an arrow.
Truth
206
Chain
What sphinxes employ,
the players enjoy.
A riddle
207
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A man of a hundred stood out in the cold,
Exchanged his gay headdress, of colors
most bold,
For one of pure ivory, just now a day old.
But though freshly dressed, the old man
stood alone -
It was his misfortune to live on a wold.
A tree. It is late autumn, and snow has just fallen over the brightly colored leaves. Trees of course live to a great age and would be a rarity on a grassy plain (i.e. a wold)
208
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There's someone that I'm always near,
Yet in the dark I disappear.
To this one only I am loyal,
Though in his wake I'm doomed to toil.
He feels me not (we always touch);
If I were lost, he'd not lose much.
And now I come to my surprise,
For you are he - but who am I?
Your shadow
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I'm often held, yet rarely touched;
I'm always wet, yet never rust;
I'm sometimes wagged and sometimes bit;
To use me well, you must have wit.
Tongue
210
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The only tool which sharper grows
Whenever used in any row.
Tongue. A "row" is an argument or quarrel
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211
Chain
In the window she sat weeping.
And with each tear her life went seeping.
A candle
212
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I'm not really more than holes tied to more holes;
I'm strong as good steel, though not as stiff as a pole.
A chain
213
Chain
I've little strength, but mighty powers;
I guard small hovels and great towers.
But if perchance my master leaves,
He must ensure he safeguards me.
A key
214
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The floor's on top, the roof's beneath,
And from this place I rarely leave.
Yet with the passing of each day,
A new horizon greets my gaze.
A sailor on a ship
215
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Delivered by breath,
scares heroes to death.
A riddle
216
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In daytime I lie pooled about,
At night I cloak like a mist.
I creep inside shut boxes and
Inside your tightened fist.
You see me best when you can't see,
For I do not exist.
Darkness
217
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Devils and rogues know nothing else,
save starlight.
Darkness
218
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Both king and horse have this, of course,
But you'll want neither of them, perforce.
Reigns / reins
219
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My little fish-pond.
It contains one fish.
It has three outlets.
A coconut
220
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My spring up on the cliff,
Three walls and you reach water
A coconut
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