Riddles

Riddle 19

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I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

“In summer I’m dressed fit to marry the Queen of Sheba.
In winter I’m naked as a wheat straw. ”

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The last riddle I shared was from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still. Most all of you got it. The answer was a creek or river.

“Crooked as a blacksnake, level as a plate,
Forty thousand oxen couldn’t pull it straight.”

Tipper

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8 Comments

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    Jeanne
    January 11, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Solomon’s Seal

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    Gigi
    January 11, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    All i can think of , some kind of tree.

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    Gaye Blaine
    January 11, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    A lily.

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    PinnacleCreek
    January 11, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Probably wrong, but sounds like a sunflower with its beautiful golden crown, but nothing more stark and skinny in the Winter after the birds and/or children have decapitated it.

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    Ron Stephens
    January 11, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Hmmmm a flowering plant for sure I would think. But beyond that what seems to be a Biblical reference to the Queen of Sheba coming to visit Solomon stumps me. Hope some of you all can tell me.

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    Ed Ammons
    January 11, 2020 at 8:11 am

    A tree or a field?

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    Colleen Holmes
    January 11, 2020 at 8:03 am

    A tree.

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    Miss Cindy
    January 11, 2020 at 6:51 am

    It must be some kind of tree, other than an evergreen. Could be a mighty oak .

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