riddle

Part of speech: noun

A coarse sieve.

Part of speech: noun

A puzzling question.

Part of speech: verb

To perforate in numerous places.

Part of speech: verb

To use a sieve; sift down.

Part of speech: verb

To solve, as an enigma; explain.

Part of speech: noun

Anything mysterious.

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Usage examples "riddle":

  1. 156. " Where a riddle is not intended, it is always a fault in allegory to be too dark." - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  2. But for six days they could not solve the riddle. - "The Children's Bible", Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent.
  3. No. Only hold thy peace, as I shall hold mine, until such time as I can meet some one whom I can trust to read this riddle. - "Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland", Charlotte M. Yonge.