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Riddles Essay

  • Submitted by: iamtricia22
  • on September 3, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 530 words

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Below is an essay on "Riddles" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

RIDDLES

  1. “Three eyes have I, all in a row; when the red one opens, all freeze.” The answer is traffic light.
  2. “What animal walks on all fours in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?” The answer is man, since he crawls as a child then walks and uses a cane when he gets older.
  3. What does “Mill + Walk + Key=” The answer is Milwaukee.
  4. “What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?” A towel of course. 
  5. “No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?” It is silence.
  6. “I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?” A hole.
  7. What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it? Silence.
  8. I have a tail, and I have a head, but i have no body. I am NOT a snake. What am I? A coin.
  9. What falls, but does not break, and what breaks but does not fall? Night falls and day breaks.
  10. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat? An ear of corn.

PROVERBS
  1. “A tree is known by its fruit” – (of Zulu origin - this means that success is shown by the deeds.)
  2. “I have been bitten by a tsetse fly” – (of Tanzanian origin – this means that a person will continuously be a pest until you pay off a debt.)
  3. “The word of friend makes you cry – the word of an enemy makes you laugh” – (of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger – this means that a friend will tell you the truth and sometimes the truth hurts, whereas an enemy will only lead you down the wrong path by giving you advice that seems good but is not.)
  4. “The old horse in the stable still yearns to run” – (this means that those who are older still have things they would like to accomplish.)
  5. “A spark can start a fire that burns the entire prairie” – (this means that a small problem can snowball into a huge problem that can cause major damage.)
  6. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a...

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