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A question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer
“But first, a riddle. What do you get when you cross an owl with a bungee cord?”
Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or figure out
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“We who want to know all and never stop wanting to know more turn life itself into a problem, reducing it into a riddle we need to solve.”
A utensil consisting of a mesh held in a frame, used for sifting or straining
A seemingly absurd or contradictory proposition that may prove to be true
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To pierce and make a hole or holes in
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“If an open spot is a favorable nesting place, wasps may congregate there in numbers sufficient to riddle the surface with holes.”
To pass (a substance) through a large coarse sieve
Riddle the flour, baking powder, and cacao, and whip them together.”
To fill or permeate, especially with something undesirable
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“Disinfectant would riddle through the air as well as a host of other foul smells.”
To hit repeatedly with small missiles or gunshot
To make a play on words
To decode or decipher
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