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Postby emm » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:32 am

How about angles?

John Donne wrote:At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets,Image s and arise, arise


PS : Trying to figure out how this fits with nearly always left behind on site, I realise that there's a better answer.

My better answer is h**** I just need to find a reference to it in the text.
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Postby MCC » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:58 pm

emm wrote:How about angles?

Is this the right answer:?:

emm wrote:...PS : Trying to figure out how this fits with nearly always left behind on site, I realise that there's a better answer.

This can be discussed after you've crossed the "T's" and dotted the "I's".(This is not a clue).

emm wrote:My better answer is h**** I just need to find a reference to it in the text.

House
Hutch
Henge
Hovel
Haunt
Hotel
:?:


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Postby tarek » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:06 pm

Earth=Dirt=gravel
Water & bran = mixture........

Are you Cement or Concrete:D:?:

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Postby udosuk » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:20 pm

tarek wrote:Earth=Dirt=gravel
Water & bran = mixture........

Are you Cement or Concrete:D:?:

Been there, tried that...:(

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udosuk wrote:Or, you could say that the material used to construct the building, which is left behind "on site" (in the form of the constructed building itself)...

It is not the material per se.
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Postby Cec » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:55 am

Worth a try:idea: I believe large round hollow cylinders are referred to as "Coffins" and are used for pouring concrete columns when constructing buildings. "Coffins" are also usually left behind in a cemetery. Could "coffins" be the answer?

PS. I thought of "coffins" after reading MCC's "John Donne" clue.

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Postby emm » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:11 am

So many contenders for a riddle we don't remember!:D

MCC wrote:Is this the right answer:?:

Does this mean that you've forgotten the answer too, MCC?Image

I have a feeling angles could be right, because MCC hasn't denied it, but now I'm going with hand / hands

- it fits the construction idea
- it's a concept - to figuratively 'give a hand'
- I can see a couple from where I'm sitting
- it fits lefthand, behindhand, on hand and site-hand
- it gets a bit dodgy at the literary references but it could be obliquely anatomical

William Shakespeare wrote:O pretty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart to see
thine eyes so red: thou must be patient. I am fain
to dine and sup with water and bran; I dare not for
my head fill my belly;

John Donne wrote:... and to your scatter'd bodies go;
All whom the flood did, and fire shall o'erthrow
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Postby Cec » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:56 am

For what it's worth I went for "coffins" from reading the following part of John Donne's Sonnet
John Donne wrote wrote:".....But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space,
For if above all these my sins abound,
'Tis late to ask abundance of thy grace
When we are there; here on this lowly ground..."


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Postby Cec » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:06 am

Oops!! I've overlooked MCC's earlier following clue:

"Although this is a concept you'll probably be able to see many physical examples from where you are sitting."

Struth, I hope "coffins" is not correct:)

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Postby MCC » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:41 am

Wrong.
As per.
Wrong.
Almost there but gone off at a tangent.
Wrong.
Right about being wrong.


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Postby udosuk » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:18 pm

1. Are you a common word from both paragraphs (Measure for Measure/the Donne poem)...

2. Are you a certain body part?

If both (1) & (2) are true, then I guess "eyes" is the answer. But it's probably wrong...:(
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Postby MCC » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:51 pm

udosuk wrote:1. Are you a common word from both paragraphs (Measure for Measure/the Donne poem)...

Yes.

udosuk wrote:2. Are you a certain body part?

No. No body parts are involved.

udosuk wrote:If both (1) & (2) are true, then I guess "eyes" is the answer. But it's probably wrong...:(

Yes it is.


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Postby udosuk » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:40 pm

MCC wrote:
udosuk wrote:1. Are you a common word from both paragraphs (Measure for Measure/the Donne poem)...

Yes.

William Shakespeare wrote:O pretty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart to see
thine eyes so red: thou must be patient. I am fain
to dine and sup with water and bran; I dare not for
my head fill my belly; one fruitful meal would set
me to 't. But they say the duke will be here
to-morrow. By my troth, Isabel, I loved thy brother:
if the old fantastical duke of dark corners had been
at home, he had lived.

John Donne wrote:Holy Sonnet VII: At The Round Earth's Imagin'd Corners

At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
From death, you numberless infinities
Of souls, and to your scatter'd bodies go;
All whom the flood did, and fire shall o'erthrow,
All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies,
Despair, law, chance hath slain, and you whose eyes
Shall behold God and never taste death's woe.
But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space,
For if above all these my sins abound,
'Tis late to ask abundance of thy grace
When we are there; here on this lowly ground
Teach me how to repent; for that's as good
As if thou'hadst seal'd my pardon with thy blood.

The only meaningful common words (nouns) I could see are eyes and corners. You've banished both... I know I'll be very surprised when the final answer is eventually revealed to me...:(
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Postby emm » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:00 pm

I guess the common word is corners - maybe MCC didn't deny it because you didn't put it forward with confidence, udosuk.

It's like on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire - you have to say "Log it in, Eddie!"

If udosuk doesn't get the big cheque, I'll log in right angle as an alternative - I think that's a better fit with nearly always left behind on site.:D
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Postby Cec » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:15 pm

udosuk wrote:If both (1) & (2) are true, then I guess "eyes" is the answer. But it's probably wrong...:(

MCC wrote:Yes it is.

udosuk, perhaps MCC is saying "Yes it is" to your answer ?

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Postby udosuk » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:56 am

MCC wrote:
udosuk wrote:2. Are you a certain body part?

No. No body parts are involved.

Cec, I think this probably ruled out my attempt there, which was "eyes"...


emm, I think people are supposed to say "Lock it in, Eddie!" not log...:?:

Do you live in the UK or Australia? I always have the impression you are a Brit... But it seems I could have been mistaken all along...:!:
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