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Riddle 30

 

At night they come without being fetched, and by day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?

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Riddle 31

 

I'm where yesterday follows today, and tomorrow's in the middle. What am I?

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Riddle 32

 

From the beginning of eternity
To the end of time and space
To the beginning of every end
And the end of every place.
What am I?

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Riddle 33

 

In a marble hall white as milk
Lined with skin as soft as silk
Within a fountain crystal-clear
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in to steal its gold.
--Mother Goose
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Riddle 34

 

It is said that some things are improved by death. Tell me, what stinks while living but in death smells good?

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Riddle 35

 

All about, but cannot be seen,
Can be captured, cannot be held,
No throat, but can be heard.
What is it?

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Riddle 36

 

If you break me,
I do not stop working.
If you touch me,
I may be snared.
If you lose me,
Nothing will matter.
What am I?

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Riddle 37

 

If a man carried my burden,
He would break his back.
I am not rich,
But I leave silver in my track.
What am I?

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Riddle 38

 

Glittering points that downward thrust,
Sparkling spears that never rust.
What is it?

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Riddle 39

 

Weight in my belly,
Trees on my back,
Nails in my ribs,
Feet do I lack.
What am I?

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Riddle 40

 

Until I am measured,
I am not known.
Yet how you miss me,
When I have flown!
What am I?

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Riddle 41

 

My life can be measured in hours;
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick; fat, I am slow.
Wind is my foe.
What am I?

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Riddle 42

 

Lighter than what I'm made of,
More of me is hidden than is seen.
What am I?

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Riddle 43

 

To unravel me
You need a key.
No key that was made by locksmith's hand,
But a key that only I will understand.
What am I?

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Riddle 44

 

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 they?

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Riddle 45

 

Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?

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Riddle 46

 

There is not wind enough to twirl
That one red leaf, nearest of its clan,
Which dances as often as dance it can.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What am I?

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Riddle 47

 

What does man love more than life?
Fear more than death or mortal strife?
What do the poor have, what the rich require,
And what contented men desire?
What does the miser spend, the spendthrift save,
And all men carry to their graves?

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Riddle 48

 

Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force and magic spelling
Celestial sprites eludicate
All my own striving can't relate

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Riddle 49

 

What work is it that the faster you work, the longer it is before you're done, and the slower you work, the sooner you're finished?

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Riddle 50

 

What I am filled,
I can point the way;
When I am empty,
Nothing moves me.
I have two skins,
One without and one within.
What am I?

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Riddle 51

 

As a whole, I am both safe and secure.
Behead me, and I become a place of meeting.
Behead me again, and I am the partner of ready.
Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts.
What am I?

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Riddle 52

 

I fly, yet I have no wings. I cry, yet I have no eyes. Darkness follows me; lower light I never see.

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Riddle 53

 

What walks on four legs in the morning, two at mid-day, and three in the evening?

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Riddle 54

 

I have hands that wave at you,
Though I never say goodbye.
It's cool for you to be with me,
Especially when I say, "HI."
What am I?

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Riddle 55

 

Two legs I have, and this will confound: only at rest do they touch the ground! What am I?

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Riddle 56

 

What has roots that nobody sees,
and is taller than trees.
Up, up it goes,
and yet it never grows.
What is it?

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Riddle 57

 

I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I?

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Riddle 58

 

What's the difference between a penniless man and a feather bed?

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Riddle 59

 

I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I'm not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your , but I'm never thrown. What am I?

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Riddle 60

 

You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others.

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