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A Dogwood Tree

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How can you tell a dogwood tree apart from other trees?
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I Make Circles in a Bowl

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My first letter is in follow but not in lead, and the second is in write but not in read. My third letter is in sky but not in cloud, my fourth is in humble but not in proud. My all makes circles in a bowl, or lies on a plate cooked up whole. What am I?
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Long and Slinky

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Long and slinky like a trout, never sings till its guts come out. What is it?
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Son of a Chemist

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I am the son of a chemist and a mathematician. People call me iron 59. What is my name?
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Whether old Homer

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Whether old Homer tippled wine or beer, Julep or cider, history is not clear; But plain it is-the bard, though want to roam, But for one liquid, never had left home. What is it?
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Four of These

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I have four of these, With matching extremities. They can do many things, And hardly ever bring me pain. Unless I stick them with a pin, Or burn them sometimes when... What is it that I can wiggle at will? And use in other means still?
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Canaries into Space

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NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?
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Inside a Burning House

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Inside a burning house, this thing is best to make. And best to make it quickly, before the fire's too much to take! What is it?
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I am Not Nound

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I am not found on any ground, But always in the air; Though charged each cloud with thunder loud, You can not find me there. Now, if from France you choose to dance Your way just into Spain, I there am seen, and near the queen, In hail, in mist, and rain. What am I?
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Head and Tail

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My head and tail both equal are, My middle slender as a bee. Whether I stand on head or heel Is quite the same to you or me. But if my head should be cut off, The matter's true, though passing strange Directly I to nothing change. What Am I?
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A Harvest Sown

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A harvest sown and reaped on the same day In an unplowed field, Which increases without growing, Remains whole though it is eaten Within and without, Is useless and yet The staple of nations. What is it?
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Many Leaves

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What is that which has many leaves, but no stem?
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Group of Three

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I give you a group of three. One is sitting down, and will never get up. The second eats as much as is given to him, yet is always hungry. The third goes away and never returns. What are the three things?
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Destructive as Life

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As destructive as life, As healing as death; An institutioner of strife, Just as prone to bless. It is all that is good, Yet with an evil trend; As it was the beginning of things, It can also be the end. What is it?
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An Archaeologist

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An archaeologist finds a coin dated 48 B.C. How did he know it was a fake?
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Very Uncomfortable State

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My first is a very uncomfortable state, In cold weather, it mostly abounds. My second's an instrument formed of hard steel, That will cause the stout foe to stagger and reel, And when used, is a symptom of hate. My whole is an author of greatest renown, Whose fame to the last day of time will go down. Who am I?
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Invading, Vanquishing Army

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I heard of an invading, vanquishing army sweeping across the land, liquid-quick; conquering everything, quelling resistance. With it came darkness, dimming the light. Humans hid in their houses, while outside spears pierced, shattering stone walls. Uncountable soldiers smashed into the ground, but each elicited life as he died; when the army had vanished, advancing northward, the land was green and growing, refreshed. What is it?
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Dead and Living

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What is that which the dead and living do at the same time?
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Never out of Sight

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What is that which is invisible, but never out of sight?
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Round as an Apple

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Round as an apple, Deep as a cup, All the King's horses Can't pull it up. What is it?
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Flowery Words I Speak

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With potent, flowery words speak I, Of something common, vulgar, dry; I weave webs of pedantic prose, In effort to befuddle those, Who think I while time away, In lofty things, above all-day The common kind that lingers where Monadic beings live and fare; Practical I may not be, But life, it seems, is full of me! What am I?
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Black Within, Red Without

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Black within, red without, with four corners, roundabout. What is it?
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I Went Across

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As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?
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Five-Letter Word

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Name a five-letter word that has three consonants all the same and two different vowels. Every now and then you see this while running a Windows 95/98 on your PC. What is it?
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If a Fender

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If a fender cost six dollars, what will a ton of coal come to?
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I Know my Job

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I know what my job is, The point has been made. You say I have a big head, And you're right, I'm afraid. Put me in my place, And then leave me alone. What I need most, Is someone to drive me home. What am I?
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In Camps About

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In camps about the centre I appear; In smiling meadows seen throughout the year; The silent angler views me in the streams, And all must trace me in their morning dreams, First in the mob conspicuous I stand, Proud of the lead, and ever in command. What am I?
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A Dagger Thrust

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A dagger thrust at my own heart, Dictates the way I'm swayed. Left I stand, and right I yield, To the twisting of the blade. What am I?
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Head of a Whale

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The head of a whale is six feet long; his tail is as long as his head and half his body, and his body is half of his whole length. How long is the whale?
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Too Late for Supper

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What letters of the alphabet come too late for supper?
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