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RIDDLE

Q: FIVE MAN CARRYING A SINGLE TIMBER.
A: A SPOON.

Submitter comment: THE FIVE MEN ARE THE FIVE FINGERS.
TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) WOOD ; PERSONS (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: IN THE DAY THEY CARRY BONES WHILE IN THE NIGHT THEY GAPE ALONE.
A: SHOES.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; CLOTHES (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: IN WHAT WAY ARE A DOG AND A TREE ALIKE?
A: THEY BOTH HAVE A BARK.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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LAKE, STREET, HIGHWAY

Q: WHAT IS A LAKE WITHOUT WATER?/ WHAT IS A STREET WITHOUT HOUSES?/
WHAT IS A HIGHWAY WITHOUT CARS?
A: MAP

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDMOTHER IN GRAND RAPIDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH ; INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle C890.400
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: RIDDLE COME RIDDLE COME RARLET/ MY PETTICOAT'S LINED WITH SCARLET/
A STONE IN THE MIDDLE AND STICK AT THE TAIL/ TELL ME THIS RIDDLE
WITHOUT ANY FAIL.
A: A CHERRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHES (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 03-01-1968

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MARBLE WALLS - RIDDLE

Q: IN MARBLE WALLS AS WHITE AS MILK,/ LINED WITH A 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 AND
STEAL THE GOLD.
A: AN EGG.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS IN AN OLD MOTHER GOOSE COLORING BOOK WHICH WAS IN THE
ATTIC. THE COVER AND SOME PAGES WERE MISSING. IT IS AT LEAST TEN
YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; MONETARY (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): INVERSION ; SYNTAX

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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FLOUR OF ENGLAND - RIDDLE

Q: FLOUR OF ENGLAND, FRUIT OF SPAIN/ MET TOGETHER IN A SHOWER OF
RAIN;/ PUT IN A BAG AND TIED ROUND WITH A STRING;/ IF YOU'LL TELL
ME THIS RIDDLE, I'LL GIVE YOU A RING.
A: A PLUM PUDDING.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS IN AN OLD MOTHER GOOSE COLORING BOOK WHICH WAS IN THE
ATTIC. THE COVER AND SOME PAGES WERE MISSING. IT IS AT LEAST TEN
YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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RIDDLE? MUCH LIKE SAND

Q: MUCH LIKE SAND, ONLY SWEET;/ WET, IT DISAPPEARS, COMPLETE.
A: SUGAR.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS ACTIVITY BOOK IN THE ATTIC. FROM:
"LOTS OF THINGS TO DO"
(AKRON, OHIO, THE SALLFIELD PUBLISHING CO., 1951) THE PAGES ARE
NOT NUMBERED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTITHETICAL ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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RIDDLE IN VERSE

Q: I'M AS HELPFUL AS CAN BE/ BUT I MAKE AN AWFUL DIN/ WHEN I LEAVE,
NO DIRT YOU'LL SEE/ FOR I TAKE THE DIRT RIGHT IN.
A: VACUUM CLEANER. (VACUUM CLEANER)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (A) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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RIDDLE VERSE

Q: I HAVE A LITTLE SISTER/ THEY CALL HER PEEP, PEEP;/ SHE WADES THE
THE WATERS DEEP, DEEP, DEEP;/ SHE CLIMBS THE MOUNTAINS/ HIGH,
HIGH, HIGH; / POOR LITTLE CREATURE, SHE HAS BUT ONE EYE.
A: A STAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: A HOUSEFUL, A HOLE FULL; YOU CANNOT CATCH A BOWLFULL.
A: SMOKE

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; NATURAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS A MOON,/ BLACK AS A COON,/ AND IT HAS A HANDLE -/ WHAT
IS IT?
A: A FRYING PAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 11-10-1968

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WHAT AM I? RIDDLE

Q: I HAVE NO FEET, AND WHEN I RUN,/ I USE MY HANDS INSTEAD./ MY
FACE IS ROUND, JUST LIKE THE SUN, / AND YET I HAVE NO HEAD.
A: A WATCH.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS ACTIVITY BOOK IN THE ATTIC.
FROM: "LOTS OF THINGS TO DO"
(AKRON, OHIO: THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO., 1951)
THE PAGES ARE NOT NUMBERED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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