Riddles and Rhymes
This challenge contains 10 riddle and rhyme items.

1. An Arab came to the river side with a donkey bearing an obelisk,
    but he did not venture to ford the tide, for he had too good an   *  .

What is the answer to this rhyme?

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2. Inscribe an M above a line, then write an E below.
    The flower you seek is hung so fine, it sways when breezes blow.

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3. Red, purple, orange, yellow, blue, and green...
    No one can touch me, not even a queen.

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4. In classical times, the Sphinx crouched on a rock along the road to Thebes and posed a riddle to all passers-by. If the riddle went unanswered, the traveler would lose his life.

    What animal is that which in the morning goes on four feet, at noon on two,
    and in the evening upon three?

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5. Roman verses didn't rhyme; what mattered more was meter.
    Macrons helped in counting   a  , but English verse is   b  .

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6. Cicero once wrote to a friend that he was sending him a ship without a bow or a stern: "mittō tibi navem prōra puppique carentem." Do you get the joke?

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7. Blue thou art, intensely blue;
    Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?

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8. My first is in alfalfa, but not in barley;
    My second is in girl and also in gnarly.
    Oh, for a clue concerning my third!
    My fourth is correct if you check the right word.
    And last, at least, all equally share;
    Put them together, and my name is there.

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9. I exist from the beginning of the world to the end of the ages, but I am
    not God... Who am I?

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10. Four men together sat to play.
     They played all night till break of day.
     They played for gold and not for fun
     With separate scores for everyone.
     When it came time to square accounts,
     They all had made quite fair amounts.
     Can you this paradox explain...
     If no one lost, how could all gain?

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