School: Coolfancy, Tinahely

Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Conaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0922, Page 041

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  1. Why does a cow dribble?
    Because she can't spit out.
    What part of a cart enters the wood first?
    The rattle.
    A skipper of ditches, a clipper of thorns. A little brown cow with two leather horns.
    A rabbit.
    It went to Tinahely and it didn't go there: it came back because it stopped there.
    A watch being repaired.
    How is a boy doing his sums like a very lame dog?
    Because he puts down three and carries one.
    What is as big as a midges mouth?
    The bite that goes into it.
    What side of the cats tail is the furriest?
    The outside.
    All patches and no stitches?
    A head of cabbage.
    Why does a hen pick a pot?
    Because she can't lick it.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Teresa Rawson
    Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow