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Riddles (Page 15)

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What are the next two letters in the following series and why?
W A T N T L I T F S _ _
A and W (and why) - The pattern is the first letter of every word in the sentence.
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A time when they're green, a time when they're brown, But both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while, They're perfect and yellow, and cause me to smile!
Bananas
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I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
A joke
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This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. What is it?
A clock
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I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak, but I am nobody's fool. For there is no language that I cannot speak, though I never went to school. What am I?
An echo
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I come in winter. I cannot see, hear, or feel. I can't eat, but you can eat parts of me. What am I?
A snowman
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I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, or I can be bought. I can be painted, or left bare. I can be round, or square. What am I?
Fingernail
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Thousands lay up gold within this house,
but no man made it.
Spears past counting guard this house,
but no man wards it.
A beehive
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A wonder on the wave / water became bone.
Ice on a lake, or seashore
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A hoard of rings am I,
but no fit gift for a bride;
I await a sword's kiss.
A suite of chain-mail
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Hard iron on horse / cow's hide on man.
Shoe
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I am the hall-upholder,
once crowned in green.
Pillar carved from a tree-trunk
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I am the yellow hem
of the sea's blue skirt.
Sand on a beach
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I am the red tongue of the Earth,
that buries cities.
Lava from a volcano
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The Moon is my father,
the Sea is my mother;
I have a million brothers,
I die when I reach land.
A wave on the ocean.
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I am fire-fretted / and I flirt with Wind;
my limbs are light-freighted / I am lapped in flame.
I am storm-stacked / and I strain to fly;
I'm a grove leaf-bearing / and a glowing coal.
A beam of wood
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From hand to hand / about the hall I go,
Much do lords and ladies / love to kiss me;
When I hold myself high / and the whole throng
bows before me / their blessedness
shall flourish skyward / beneath my fostering shade.
A wooden god-image or crucifix
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Swings by his thigh / a thing most magical!
Below the belt / beneath the folds
Of his clothes it hangs / a hole in its front end,
stiff-set and stout / it swivels about.

Levelling the head / of this hanging tool,
its wielder hoists his hem / above his knee;
it is his will to fill / a well-known hole
that it fits fully / when at full length

He's oft filled it before. / Now he fills it again.
A key
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Screaming, soaring
seeking sky
Flowers of fire
flying high
Eastern art
from ancient time
Name me now
and solve this rhyme
Fireworks
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My step is slow
the snow's my breath
I give the ground
a grinding death
My marching
makes an end of me
Slain by sun
or drowned in sea.
A glacier
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