References in classic literature ?
They are mine,' answered the Dragon scornfully, 'for I shall only give them one riddle which they will never be able to guess.
He told them how the Dragon had been outwitted by his grandmother, and how he had heard from his own lips the answer to the riddle.
Circumstances, and a certain bias of mind, have led me to take interest in such riddles, and it may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma of the kind which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.
Don't let us sing Fal la, my dear Mortimer (which is comparatively unmeaning), but let us sing that we give up guessing the riddle altogether.
four shillings for this remarkable collection of riddles with the et caeteras.
Spilkins, a young Slender of the neighborhood, who was reckless with his pocket-money and felt his want of memory for riddles.
William Carroll's essay looks at how both riddles and puns in the plays figure female sexuality as "linguistic transgression" (15) and ties several plays' language about female sexuality to gynecological texts from the period.
Tests found Riddle, who has no previous convictions, had 127 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, nearly four times the legal limit of 35 micrograms.
The police car continued alongside Riddle, of Cwmamman Road, Glanamman, Ammanford, west Wales, but he still did not stop, Ms Mainwaring said.
Riddle, of Ammanford, west Wales, eventually stopped his car and was arrested.
The case was adjourned for sentencing until December 3, and Riddle was made subject to an interim order disqualifying him from driving.
I shall attempt to prove that although the riddle form in general as well as the Anglo-Saxon riddles in particular can be identified with broadly understood didactic functions, several of the Exeter riddles appe ar to be especially interested in the nature of wisdom and in the intellectual game of wits ensuing from this interest.