School: Coolfancy, Tinahely

Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Conaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0922, Page 044

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  1. The king of Manchester bought for his sister a bottomless vessel to hold blood and bones?
    - A ring
    As I went up the big hill, I looked down the little hill. I saw twenty four bull dogs tearing up the ground?
    - A harrow
    If a man gets (?) for walking a mile, what will he get for walking 30 miles?
    - Sore feet
    What goes out between two woods and comes in between two waters?
    - A person bringing two pails of water
    Which are the laziest people in the world?
    - Tall people for they are longer in bed than others.
    What goes up a tree with its head down?
    - A nail in your boot
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