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Four amid the bending canes handle to the west,

The name recalls a giant to some considered best.

Four mouths oh so thirsty, see them open wide

Drinking in the open air from icy cup of sky.

Leaping over lakes but slipping in the streams,

Bars above below the stars and all points in between.

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The Big Dipper or Constellations

Four amid the bending canes handle to the west,

The name recalls a giant to some considered best.

Four mouths oh so thirsty, see them open wide

Drinking in the open air from icy cup of sky.

Leaping over lakes but slipping in the streams,

Bars above below the stars and all points in between.

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Four amid the bending canes, handles to the west,

The name recalls a giant, to some considered best.

Four mouths oh so thirsty, see them open wide

Drinking in the open air from icy cup of sky.

Leaping over water yet slipping in the streams,

Bars above the treetops and all points in between.

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the only think i can think of is something to do with Hercules but I cant figure the reference.

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Four amid the bending canes, handles to the west,

The name recalls a giant, to some considered best.

Four mouths oh so thirsty, see them open wide

Drinking in the open air from icy cup of sky.

Leaping over water yet slipping in the streams,

Bars above the treetops and all points in between.

Is it my imagination or are these getting harder :lol:

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I recently put this up in class for my ten year old Taiwanese ESL students and one them pegged the first line in a matter of minutes, but he couldn't solve the riddle because he wasn't familiar with the answer. Harder than Mona Lisa? Nah! :D

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No and no

Go by the edited version. Ignore the stars reference.

Ever since you said forget the star reference, I've been completely lost, but I'm kind of thinking, maybe, it has something to do with geograpy??? I like preflop's answer, was also thinking that, but they are five not four.

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ok the canes references has me searching bamboo (as does the taiwanese children

:)) but for all my googling i'm stumped

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so, my first thought with reading this, make me think of either the letter "e" or "t"...but it's probably completely wrong...

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