School: Carpenterstown (Templefanum) (roll number 5415)

Location:
Carpenterstown, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
Mary Smyth

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0722, Page 157

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Round the house and round the house and sleeps in the corner at night. Ans. A beesom.
Round the house and round the house and drags a harrow after it. Ans. A hen with a clutch of chickens.
What is it that goes through the wood with its head down. Ans. A nail in a man's boot.
Spell the red rogue of the world in three letters. Ans. Fox.
As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man. Ans. A penny.
As round as an apple as deep as a cup and all the king's horses would not draw it up. Ans. A well.
What is the smallest bridge in the world. Ans. The bridge of the nose.
Six feet three is my degree and yet no house can do without me. Ans. A door.
Riddle mo riddle mo ree has an eye and can't see. Ans. A needle.
As I was going to the fair of St Ives I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats in sacks women and man how many went to the fair of St Ives. Ans. One.
The more you take from it the bigger it gets. Ans. A hole.
What is it that you can't see and everyone else can see. Ans. The back of my head.
As I was going out on a clanbery gap I met my

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