I touch the Earth, I touch the sky, But if I touch you, you'll surely die.

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A head but no body, a heart but no blood, just leaves and no branches, I grow without wood.

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A sturdy back and legs couting four, I once was alive, but I am no more.

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I die without air, yet I have no lung, I am cherished, yet feared by those I have stung.

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I live in the oceans, the rivers and seas, when I'm cold I float, when I'm hot, I'm free.

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I run all day and I never walk, I have a big mouth, but never talk.

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In the warm months I wear grean, both at day and at night. As it cools I shed yellow, but during winter wear white.

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My feet stay warm, but my head is cold. No one can move me, I'm just too old.

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Red as blood and sweet as wine. A hard hard heart within flesh sublime.

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White flesh above and brown gills below. Never moving an inch, and in darkness I grow.

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I run away every day and return every night. I am the bane of the flower and the theives' delight.

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I rest near the shore, never touching the sea, I bring worlds together, yet people trod on me.

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A solid white box, equal size on all faces. I make the luck of the game and of gambling places.

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Never darkness do I see, not even a shadowy place. You can oft see me all day, though I might burn your face.

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I float on the water. I fly through the sky. I come from plants. Without me you'll die.

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I sing when I'm struck or whenever they shake me. By mould and cast, the craftsmen make me.

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I'm bound and remember every word I was given. I share my knowledge to all with eyes to listen.

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I spit like bacon, am made with an egg, I have plenty of backbone but lack good legs,
I peel like an onion but still remain whole, I'm long like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole.

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Halo of water, tongue of wood. Skin of stone, long I've stood.

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I bear milk and food from sunny lands. I have palms but have no hands.

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I'm beaten, never free. Men seek me each day. Yet they only get me to give me away.

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A word I know that six letters contains, subtract the last and only twelve remains.

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My thunder comes before lightning, and quakes before the cloud,
My rain burns all it touches, as blood red stones enshroud.

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Voiceless I cry, and wingless flutter. Toothless I bite, and mouthless mutter.

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Throw me away to use me, and take me in when done. My metal body will drown and then motion stun.

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I am buried in wood from one end to the other, but my head is exposed while I keep things together.

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I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.

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One man makes it to sell it, another buys but never uses. The one who uses it is dead so who cares what he chooses.

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I am seen in the water if seen in the skies. I am in the rainbow and in many eyes.

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Lighter once formed and downward I thrust. Crystalline spears that never rust.

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Please add this to your list:

You heard me before,

Yet you hear me again,

Then I die,

'Til you call me again


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Until I am measured

I am not known,

Yet how you miss me

When I have Flown.


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Each morning I appear

to lie at your feet,

All day I follow

no matter how fast you run,

Yet I nearly perish

in the midday sun.


Please add this to your list (a variation of #29):

I am seen in the water

If seen in the sky,

I am in the rainbow,

A jay's feather,

and lapis lazuli.


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Lovely and round

I shine with pale light,

Grown in the darkness,

a lady's delight.


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When young,

I am sweet in the sun.

When middle-aged,

I make you gay.

When old,

I am valued more than ever.


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All about

But cannot be seen,

Can be captured

But cannot be held,

No throat

But can be heard.


Please add this to your list (a variation of #21):

I drivemen mad

For the love of me,

Easily beaten

Never free.


Please add this to your list:

I am only useful

when I am full.

Yet, I am always

full of holes.


Please add this to your list (a variation of #30):

Glittering points

that downward thrust,

Sparking spears

that never rust.


Please add this to your list:

Lighter than what

I am made of,

More of me is hidden

than is seen.


Please add this to your list:

I turn around once,

What is out will not get in.

I turn around again,

What is in will not get out.