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Old 03-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #11326
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Another simple non-math non-history non-spelling riddle:

Some form a parliament,
Others a company, congregation or convocation,
The mob can see a murder, or clamor and wake,
A bouquet is presented when flushed.

What are we?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #11327
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Another simple non-math non-history non-spelling riddle:

Some form a parliament,
Others a company, congregation or convocation,
The mob can see a murder, or clamor and wake,
A bouquet is presented when flushed.

What are we?
Birds?
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #11328
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Birds?
Correct. These are collective nouns for groups of birds.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:47 PM   #11329
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A quick restart:

Twenty one points divide and dance,
Twirling and leaping about,
Ladies, Romans and knights of France,
Craving a victor's rout,
Wrought of wood, ivory or bone,
An exciting yet vicious pursuit,
Ancient, forbidden and crooked,
All in search of the loot.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:45 AM   #11330
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Some kind of game I would guess. Not chess? Or dominos? Mah Jong?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #11331
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #11332
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Close but not quite. It is a type of game.

21 is a big clue.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #11333
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The card game Pontoon (also known as "21" )?
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #11334
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The card game Pontoon (also known as "21" )?
Or more commonly, at least in the US, as Blackjack?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #11335
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Or more commonly, at least in the US, as Blackjack?

Ah, but we also have "wood, ivory or bone."

I don't believe Blackjack was played by the ancient Romans either.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #11336
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:56 AM   #11337
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:54 AM   #11338
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A dice? It has 21 eyes (6+5+4+3+2+1) leaping about in a merry dance, can be made out of bone or of wood or of ivory, used by both ladies and soldiers and young and old from the times of antiquity and to our own days.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #11339
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A dice? It has 21 eyes (6+5+4+3+2+1) leaping about in a merry dance, can be made out of bone or of wood or of ivory, used by both ladies and soldiers and young and old from the times of antiquity and to our own days.
A die is correct. Next one is yours.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:54 AM   #11340
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I hope iznogood doesn't mind if I post a quickie.

After a visit to the British Museum, I thought I'd ask a few questions about some of the exhibits there;

1. What three languages are represented on the Rosetta Stone
2. The 12th Century Lewis Chessmen are mostly made of what specific substance?
3. Josiah Wedgewood made several copies of the Portland Vase in the late 18th Century. Who, reputedly, donated a copy to the Victoria and Albert Museum?


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