School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

Liataire, Co. na Gaillimhe
Seán Mac Sheoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 081

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 081

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  1. 1. Long legs, crooked thighs, little head and no eyes (a tongs)
    2. What grows down? (a cows tail)
    3. What is plentier in a riddle than holes? (Corners)
    4. As sound as an apple, as deep as a cup, and all the king's horses wouldn't pull it up (The reflection of the moon in water)
    5. A man eats an egg every day, he does not buy them, nor get a present of them, nor he keeps no hens? (He eats a duck egg)
    6. Pieces and patches without any stiches? (A head of cabbage)
    7. Up the boreen, down the boreen, I carried the boreen on my back? (Ladder)
    8. What is the difference between an old English shilling and an Irish half-penny? ( Eleven pence half-penny)
    9. Why does the King of England wear braces? (to keep up his trousers)
    10. One fine day in the middle of the night two dead men got up to fight, two blind men were looking on, two cripples ran for the police, and two dummies were telling them to hurry on. What is it? (A lie)
    11. A two thousand ton ship with a three
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