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#11 Arie-

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:07 PM

Red [Scarlet Letter, warning sign, red wine, coals]
and blood [running from cleaved flesh, blush, anger's rush] come to mind.
The siblings and cousins things are puzzling.
Tallest by just a bit could refer to red light having the longest wavelength of visible light.
Except the "by just a bit" couldn't mean percentage - red/blue =~ 1.75 wavelength ratio - almost double.
Perhaps erythrocytes [red blood cells] with and without oxygen - two siblings.
Or the siblings could be the other two types of blood cells -- thrombocytes [platelets] and leukocytes [white blood cells].
Cousins could be other red cells. But that's more poetic than factual.


Sibblings: green and blue;
Cousins: red mixed with green and/or blue which means millions of sibblings
Off by a bit, might refer to the binary system. Though that is incorrect too because most probably a lot more bits don't match (there's just combination that's one bit off from full red: 255,0,0 vs 254,0,0
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#12 qsar

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:01 PM

Two siblings I have and not one more
But cousins I number a million score
Of all Iím the tallest by just a bit
But our ages donít differ, no not a nit
If someone is drowning Iíd be first to leave
But Iím first to come running if flesh is cleaved
A loversí blush, Hot angerís rush
All one in the same to my formless touch
You never will see me in nightís late dark
Unless you illume Nat Hawthorneís mark
If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign
But merriment make when I show of the vine
Iím sure to appear when coals fan to flame
So donít keep me waiting, what is my name?



For a lot of the verses tha answer could be "microbe" or "bacteria"!
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#13 soop

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

ah man this one is awesome.
Like the hint in the subject to.



This one is great :)
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#14 soulflypurple

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:54 PM

oxygen
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:25 AM

Spoiler for solution

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