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    This riddle is driving me nuts...

    EDIT: sarongsong Solved this.. look below for another..

    Thirty-two stallions on a rose-red hill.
    They dance and stomp,
    whistle and chomp.
    Now they stand still.
    Brush them so they gleam.
    Rinse them in a stream.

    I don't even get it. ](*,) Helllpp.

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    Sounds like human teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    Sounds like human teeth.
    I am amazed. How did you guess or know that? It certainly fits.

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    WOOHOO. THANK YOU. Man, I was going insane.

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    Another one..

    Just for kicks...

    The first letter, a question eternally pending,

    The second forms a line never ending,

    The third, what I am called, but never me,

    The fourth, what Heaven and Hell in common hold,

    But alas, the rub: This riddling grows old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    ...How did you guess or know that? It certainly fits.
    As I'm currently dealing with things dental, 32 rang a bell

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    Re: Another one..

    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Just for kicks...
    ...But alas, the rub: This riddling grows old.
    Guessing 'young'.

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    Re: This riddle is driving me nuts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Thirty-two stallions on a rose-red hill.
    They dance and stomp,
    whistle and chomp.
    Now they stand still.
    Brush them so they gleam.
    Rinse them in a stream.
    We're to assume that you've never read The Hobbit before, correct?

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    Re: This riddle is driving me nuts...

    Quote Originally Posted by xbck1
    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Thirty-two stallions on a rose-red hill.
    They dance and stomp,
    whistle and chomp.
    Now they stand still.
    Brush them so they gleam.
    Rinse them in a stream.
    We're to assume that you've never read The Hobbit before, correct?
    Correct.

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    Re: Another one..

    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Just for kicks...
    ...But alas, the rub: This riddling grows old.
    Guessing 'young'.
    Oh, turns out it was "Youth".. But i would have been clueless without your help.

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    The first letter has wings but cannot fly,

    The second is to am as we is to I,

    The third is all others, as I of course, am I.

    The fourth letter we drink (but not a savage, do you think?)

    The fifth begins every END.

    No brain, all brawn, this sorry friend.




    K, my friend has a billion of these obviously.. these are FUN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    The first letter has wings but cannot fly,

    The second is to am as we is to I,

    The third is all others, as I of course, am I.

    The fourth letter we drink (but not a savage, do you think?)

    The fifth begins every END.

    No brain, all brawn, this sorry friend.

    BRUTE?

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    XLNT, AGN Fuel; I was going with W for your B---wrong!
    ...The fourth, what Heaven and Hell in common hold...---Monoxide Child
    How you get a 'T' out of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    XLNT, AGN Fuel; I was going with W for your B---wrong!
    ...The fourth, what Heaven and Hell in common hold...---Monoxide Child
    How you get a 'T' out of this?
    My question, too, unless it was supposed to be fifth instead of fourth.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    Sounds like human teeth.
    I am amazed. How did you guess or know that? It certainly fits.
    There is a similar riddle in the old Mother Goose book. I read it to my kids so many times I knew this one immediately.

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    Re: Another one..

    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Just for kicks...
    ...But alas, the rub: This riddling grows old.
    Guessing 'young'.
    YOU all fit but how does the N figure?

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    Re: Another one..

    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    Just for kicks...
    ...But alas, the rub: This riddling grows old.
    Guessing 'young'.
    Oh, turns out it was "Youth".. But i would have been clueless without your help.
    And again, how does the T or TH fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel
    Quote Originally Posted by Monoxide Child
    The first letter has wings but cannot fly,

    The second is to am as we is to I,

    The third is all others, as I of course, am I.

    The fourth letter we drink (but not a savage, do you think?)

    The fifth begins every END.

    No brain, all brawn, this sorry friend.

    BRUTE?
    I'll confirm a BRUTE here.


    Also, I'm pretty sure that the Heaven/Hell clue is actually letter #5. Unless the answer is YOUH, anyway.

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    Re: Another one..

    The first letter, a question eternally pending : Y

    The second forms a line never ending : O

    The third, what I am called, but never me : U

    The fourth, what Heaven and Hell in common hold : H



    Am I missing something obvious , or is there a missing T ?

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    Someone dropped a line:

    The first letter a question eternally pending.
    The second forms a line never ending.
    The third: What I am called, but never me.
    The fourth: Upon which a ball percheth for thee.
    The fifth: What heaven & hell in common hold.
    But, alas, the rub: This riddling grows old.
    This and more riddles here: http://www.artsforge.com/humor/riddles.html
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Well, this is fun so here are the riddles from ToSeek's link one at a time.

    #1
    It makes men blind
    and lets them see.
    It tells the time;
    a crystal be.
    Once they are answered, I (or anyone else) can post the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong
    Sounds like human teeth.
    I am amazed. How did you guess or know that? It certainly fits.
    I don't know how late this response is (I don't want to spoil the answer to the second riddle), but this riddle is used, in a slightly different form, in "The Hobbit." That's how I know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Well, this is fun so here are the riddles from ToSeek's link one at a time.

    #1
    It makes men blind
    and lets them see.
    It tells the time;
    a crystal be.
    The sun? The last line doesn't quite fit, though sunlight can appear crystal-like at times (e.g. sunbeams)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Well, this is fun so here are the riddles from ToSeek's link one at a time.

    #1
    It makes men blind
    and lets them see.
    It tells the time;
    a crystal be.
    Once they are answered, I (or anyone else) can post the next one.
    Glass?

    Line 1 - 4 glasses of the stuff I was drinking last night would make anyone blind.
    Line 2 - Glasses to help vision.
    Line 3 - An hourglass.
    Line 4 - self-explanatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel
    Glass?

    Line 1 - 4 glasses of the stuff I was drinking last night would make anyone blind.
    Line 2 - Glasses to help vision.
    Line 3 - An hourglass.
    Line 4 - self-explanatory.
    [family feud]Good Answer! Good Answer! =D> [/family feud]

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel
    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Well, this is fun so here are the riddles from ToSeek's link one at a time.

    #1
    It makes men blind
    and lets them see.
    It tells the time;
    a crystal be.
    Once they are answered, I (or anyone else) can post the next one.
    Glass?

    Line 1 - 4 glasses of the stuff I was drinking last night would make anyone blind.
    Line 2 - Glasses to help vision.
    Line 3 - An hourglass.
    Line 4 - self-explanatory.
    If you put on someone else's glasses, you go blind, or rather you can't see too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by constible
    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel
    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Well, this is fun so here are the riddles from ToSeek's link one at a time.

    #1
    It makes men blind
    and lets them see.
    It tells the time;
    a crystal be.
    Once they are answered, I (or anyone else) can post the next one.
    Glass?

    Line 1 - 4 glasses of the stuff I was drinking last night would make anyone blind.
    Line 2 - Glasses to help vision.
    Line 3 - An hourglass.
    Line 4 - self-explanatory.
    If you put on someone else's glasses, you go blind, or rather you can't see too well.
    I thought about glass but it seems a tad off the mark on the 'makes men blind'. I also thought of light or the Sun but neither of those fit just right either.

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    #1
    It makes men blind
    and lets them see.
    It tells the time;
    a crystal be.
    I guessing Sand;

    Glass is made of sand, and it blinds you when it gets in your eye.
    I don't get the crystal line however.

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    Well sand is composed of crystals of silicon dioxide.

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    Maybe we should try #2 and come back to #1 later.

    From thin air comes and to air goes,
    'tis a mirror that cannot break.
    Home to some, to some a grave,
    with salt a tear does make.

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