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Bound in darkness a smile wide,

Waiting here for Spring

Til song is heard, so long I hide,

Perhaps I’ll hear them sing.

‘Round and ‘round the clock unwinds,

Time is growing neigh

When shock and fright doth serve delight

And a devil on the rise.

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punxatawny phil (sp?)

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a bird that is about to hatch

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an egg? or possibly a seed in the ground?

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The Devil Bird, locally known as Ulama, is a cryptid of Sri Lanka said to emit bloodcurdling human sounding shrieks in the night from within the jungles.(stolen from Wikipedia)

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No on all.

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I am assuming that in the "Time is growing neigh" line, "neigh" is the horse sound, and therefore a clue, and not a typo for "nigh".

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I am assuming that in the "Time is growing neigh" line, "neigh" is the horse sound, and therefore a clue, and not a typo for "nigh".

Oops. Yes, typo. Sorry

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If the egg/bird line is wrong, can we be referring to Bacchus or Dionysus?

Bound in darkness a smile wide,

Waiting here for Spring

Til song is heard, so long I hide,

Perhaps I’ll hear them sing.

‘Round and ‘round the clock unwinds,

Time is growing nigh

When shock and fright doth serve delight

And a devil on the rise.

So this is the correct version.

Hmmm....

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a cuckoo?

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yeah i was thinking either a cuckoo or a jack in the box or something

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yeah i was thinking either a cuckoo or a jack in the box or something

Ooh, jack in the box is a very good fit for the riddle.

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Jack-in-the-box may have nailed it. If not, a person hiding in a birthday cake...

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Haven't checked prior posts but

This is a jack in the box. Hiding in darkness on a spring as handle is twisted, playing music. Waiting to spring in shock and surprise?

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the clock as you said

Waiting here for Spring

Til song is heard, so long I hide,

Perhaps I’ll hear them sing.

‘Round and ‘round the clock unwinds,

When shock and fright doth serve delight

And a devil on the rise.

Bound in darkness a smile wide,

Waiting here for Spring

Til song is heard, so long I hide,

Perhaps I’ll hear them sing.

‘Round and ‘round the clock unwinds,

Time is growing neigh

When shock and fright doth serve delight

And a devil on the rise.

:D



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"Bound in darkness a smile wide"? How very clever of you. I won't bother trying to answer, as I believe cake has "iced" it.

It's funny. Every one of these you do makes me want to try my hand at the format, yet I'm afraid anything I do will show as the cheap knock-off it surely must be. :P

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BOING!!!

Jack in the box is likely derived from Sir John Schorne in the late 13th century, who is reputed to have cast the devil into his boot. Many early depictions of Schorne show him holding a boot with a devil poking out. This is why the French term for the toy is "diable en boite" (boxed devil).

Good job cake.

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Wow. I never would have gotten that. Probably because I never really knew until now what the answer acually is, apart from the childhood image we all get of the object. Nice riddle!

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