School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 264

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Question. What can cross a river without getting (get) wet
Answer. A shadow
Q. What has three feet but no leg
A. A yard ruler
Q. When is a mouse like a pony
A. When it's in a trap
Q. Why is a banana like a jersey
A. Because it's easy to slip on
(A) Q. Why is a watch like a river
A. It never runs far without winding
Q. Why is a telescope like time
A. Because it brings things nearer
Q. What is the difference between (and) a tailor and a groom.
A. One tends mares and the other mends tears.

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