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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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hot air baloon

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Mount Rushmore

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Christopher Columbus!! Made four voyages, his name is known by many as the best mariner ever known, ships sail over oceans and into streams, and ship masts tower over tree tops and in between.Oh yeah, and the sails drank up the open air from the icy cup of sky.
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Wow! Some wild answers to be sure!

The clouds direction.

As always, try keyword analysis.

The compass direction may point to something fruitful. I recommend drawing the four points N,S,E,W on a piece of paper and THEN revisiting the first line.

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I think I got it ...

Alaska State surrounded by 4 Seas Chukchi, Beaufort, Bering and Gulf of Alaska

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Four amid the bending canes, handles to the west,

This line makes me think of sunflowers as they follow the Sun. Handles to the west might refer to sometime between afternoon and sunset?

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All negative so far. Interesting guesses though. Some of you know me. You understand I use kew words, clues, and metaphor in ways unique to this style of ridddle but which will inevitable reveal the answer. You can land this big fish if you brain it out.

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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.

either a 747 or a C-130

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either a 747 or a C-130

Touchdown! dk once again!

747 Jumbo Jet

Four between two canes with handles pointing west. Name invokes a giant. Four jet engines sucking in air above the treetops and riding in the jet stream over oceans.

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Touchdown! dk once again!
747 Jumbo Jet

Four between two canes with handles pointing west. Name invokes a giant. Four jet engines sucking in air above the treetops and riding in the jet stream over oceans.

Did the clues help?

Never would have gotten that, but now that I see the answer, it makes complete sense. Good job dk!

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Touchdown! dk once again!
747 Jumbo Jet

Four between two canes with handles pointing west.

Ah. Now I get the first line...

The C-130 is nicknamed "Hercules".

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Didn't read them...

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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.

:blush: As far fetched as it may sound, I still think CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS could work. Let me explain verse by verse.

Four amid the bending canes, handles to the west,

Admiral Columbus lead four voyages west in his lifetime. :thumbsup:

The name recalls a giant, to some considered best.

This refering to Christopher Columbus, who was one of the best mariners of the time. :thumbsup:

Four mouths oh so thirsty, see them open wide

At age fifty-one, Columbus was old, sick, and no longer welcome in his old home base of Hispaniola. On his fourth and final voyage, FOUR SHIPS under the command of Admiral Columbus sailed West THIRSTY to find the Strait of Malacca. :thumbsup:

Drinking in the open air from icy cup of sky.

The ships sails drink in the open air... :thumbsup:

Leaping over water yet slipping in the streams,

Leaping over oceans and slipping into river streams. :thumbsup:

Bars above the treetops and all points in between.

The sail masts barring above the treetops and all points in between. :thumbsup:

IT WORKS,....... RIGHT??

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:blush: As far fetched as it may sound, I still think CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS could work. Let me explain verse by verse.

Four amid the bending canes, handles to the west,

Admiral Columbus lead four voyages west in his lifetime. :thumbsup:

The name recalls a giant, to some considered best.

This refering to Christopher Columbus, who was one of the best mariners of the time. :thumbsup:

Four mouths oh so thirsty, see them open wide

At age fifty-one, Columbus was old, sick, and no longer welcome in his old home base of Hispaniola. On his fourth and final voyage, FOUR SHIPS under the command of Admiral Columbus sailed West THIRSTY to find the Strait of Malacca. :thumbsup:

Drinking in the open air from icy cup of sky.

The ships sails drink in the open air... :thumbsup:

Leaping over water yet slipping in the streams,

Leaping over oceans and slipping into river streams. :thumbsup:

Bars above the treetops and all points in between.

The sail masts barring above the treetops and all points in between. :thumbsup:

IT WORKS,....... RIGHT??

SEE http://www.columbusnavigation.com/

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