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Some not so easy ones
« on: Jun 17, 05, 07:39:14 pm CDT »

A serpent swam in a silver urn
A golden bird did in its mouth abide
The serpent drank the water, this in turn
Killed the serpent. Then the gold bird died.



It occurs once in every minute
Twice in every moment
And yet never in one hundred thousand years.



A leathery snake,
With a stinging bite,
I'll stay coiled up,
Unless I must fight.



You must keep it after giving it.
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Re: Some not so easy ones
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 05, 08:02:25 pm CDT »

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A serpent swam in a silver urn
A golden bird did in its mouth abide
The serpent drank the water, this in turn
Killed the serpent. Then the gold bird died.



It occurs once in every minute
Twice in every moment
And yet never in one hundred thousand years.



A leathery snake,
With a stinging bite,
I'll stay coiled up,
Unless I must fight.



You must keep it after giving it.

I don't get it. Is this all the same thing?
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 17, 05, 08:04:33 pm CDT »

no, each is a seperate riddle,  that's why I put the spaces between them.
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 17, 05, 08:41:02 pm CDT »

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A leathery snake,
With a stinging bite,
I'll stay coiled up,
Unless I must fight.


A bullwhip?
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 17, 05, 08:41:40 pm CDT »

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You must keep it after giving it.


A promise?
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Re: Some not so easy ones
« Reply #5 on: Jun 17, 05, 08:52:30 pm CDT »

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It occurs once in every minute
Twice in every moment
And yet never in one hundred thousand years.

Well seeing as how these kinds of riddles often involve technicalities rather than logic I'd say the letter "M" is present once in the word "minute" and twice in the word "moment" but does NOT appear in the phrase "one hundred thousand years."

Is that right?  8)
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 17, 05, 09:07:49 pm CDT »

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It occurs once in every minute
Twice in every moment
And yet never in one hundred thousand years.

Well seeing as how these kinds of riddles often involve technicalities rather than logic I'd say the letter "M" is present once in the word "minute" and twice in the word "moment" but does NOT appear in the phrase "one hundred thousand years."

Is that right?  8)



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« Reply #7 on: Jun 17, 05, 09:08:51 pm CDT »

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You must keep it after giving it.


A promise?



Well, actually it's "your word", but I imagine a promise would work too.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 17, 05, 09:09:27 pm CDT »

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A leathery snake,
With a stinging bite,
I'll stay coiled up,
Unless I must fight.


A bullwhip?


Most astute Milday.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 17, 05, 11:22:24 pm CDT »

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A serpent swam in a silver urn
A golden bird did in its mouth abide
The serpent drank the water, this in turn
Killed the serpent. Then the gold bird died.


An oil lamp

and one for you;

If you speak my name, I am gone.  What am I?
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 18, 05, 12:26:16 am CDT »

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A serpent swam in a silver urn
A golden bird did in its mouth abide
The serpent drank the water, this in turn
Killed the serpent. Then the gold bird died.


An oil lamp

and one for you;

If you speak my name, I am gone.  What am I?


Silence
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 19, 05, 08:53:35 am CDT »

Very good, you earn another;

It is endless overall,
When cities rise and kingdoms fall.
Each of us has a measured span,
Only touching within the greater plan.
Our piece measured, not revealed.
Our deeds done, forever in it sealed.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:54:31 am CDT »

time?
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:12:25 pm CDT »

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time?


Very close. It does have to do with time, in a way.
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:24:30 pm CDT »

Memory?
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:26:41 pm CDT »

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Memory?


Also Very Close. Memory is also a component.
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:27:38 pm CDT »

History?
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:30:45 pm CDT »

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History?


Excellent Well!!!!!!!

I am glad that what I wrote had so many false leads.
I guess that it tis a keeper.
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:33:35 pm CDT »

That was a good one.
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 19, 05, 09:39:14 pm CDT »

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That was a good one.


Thank you. That was an orginal based on a poem that I've been working on called; Scribes Suffering.
 When I have a chance I'll post the full version.
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