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Ever Rising Then Gone Away

Ever rising then gone away,
I send messages or help some pray,
I’ll make you cry, but flavor meat,
But If I’m heavy, use your feet.

What am I?

Smoke. It rises then slowly dissipates in the air. Smoke signals send messages and incense is used in religious ceremonies. Anyone who’s sat at a bonfire knows smoke in your eyes can make you cry when the wind changes direction. Smoked meats are a tasty treat, but if you see heavy smoke (i.e. from a fire) then run. Or stop drop and roll if the fire already caught you.

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I Won’t Break If Thrown

I won’t break if thrown from the highest building, but I will break if placed in the ocean. What am I?

Tissue.

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Liquid In Nature

I am liquid in nature,
But don’t bend me to far,
For then I may break
And give you a scar.

What am I?

Glass. Technically, glass is an amorphous solid, but that doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Born In the Ocean

Born in the ocean,
White as snow,
I’m hidden in water,
Where do I go?

What am I?

Salt. Salt is harvested from seawater, it’s white and it dissolves in water.

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Worn By Men For Privacy

I’m an argument of why my side should win,
And worn by men for privacy.
I don’t last long if I get under your skin,
And I rhyme with a kind of misery.

What am I?

Brief (or briefs). A legal brief is a short outline of the arguments in a court case, briefs are worn by men to cover their privates. Brief also means to not last long and brief rhymes with grief, a kind of misery.

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Hangs Others

What hangs others yet can unintentionally hang itself?

A jury.

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A Face But No Eyes

I have a face but no eyes and hands but no arms. What am I?

A clock.

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Take It And You Will Lose

Take it and you will lose or gain more than all others.

Risk.

(found in The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare)

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I Wear You Down

I wear you down, yet you will mourn me once I fly.
You can kill me, but I will never die.

Time.

(found in The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare)

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Long and Thin

Long and thin, red within,
With a nail at the end.

What am I?

A finger.

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