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Two siblings I have and not one more

But cousins I number a million score

Of all I’m the tallest by just a bit

But our ages don’t differ, no not a nit

If someone is drowning I’d be first to leave

But I’m first to come running if flesh is cleaved

A lovers’ blush, Hot anger’s rush

All one in the same to my formless touch

You never will see me in night’s late dark

Unless you illume Nat Hawthorne’s mark

If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign

But merriment make when I show of the vine

I’m sure to appear when coals fan to flame

So don’t keep me waiting, what is my name?

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I'm thinking it might be...

...the color red?

Two siblings I have and not one more

Blue and yellow, the other primary colors in pigmentation.

But cousins I number a million score

Lots of colors.

Of all I’m the tallest by just a bit

Longest wavelength.

But our ages don’t differ, no not a nit

Self-explanatory.

If someone is drowning I’d be first to leave

Pale, clammy skin.

But I’m first to come running if flesh is cleaved

Red blood flowing.

A lovers’ blush, Hot anger’s rush

All one in the same to my formless touch

Red faces.

You never will see me in night’s late dark

Unless you illume Nat Hawthorne’s mark

The scarlet 'A'.

If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign

Red in anger.

But merriment make when I show of the vine

Drunken blush.

I’m sure to appear when coals fan to flame

Red coals and fire.

So don’t keep me waiting, what is my name?

Do I win? Do I win?

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that's great ... I am not a native speaker but I like the riddle a lot ... btw, nice title ;)

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You got it!

Here's what I had in mind. 1st, yes - notice the title R_E_D

...the color red?

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Two siblings I have and not one more

Blue and yellow, the other primary colors in pigmentation. (exactly)

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But cousins I number a million score

Lots of colors. (perfect)

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Of all I’m the tallest by just a bit

Longest wavelength. (yes)

Quote:

But our ages don’t differ, no not a nit

Self-explanatory.

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If someone is drowning I’d be first to leave

Pale, clammy skin. (Actually, as you go deeper into water, Red is the first color to disappear)

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But I’m first to come running if flesh is cleaved

Red blood flowing. (Yep)

Quote:

A lovers’ blush, Hot anger’s rush

All one in the same to my formless touch

Red faces. (Yes)

Quote:

You never will see me in night’s late dark

Unless you illume Nat Hawthorne’s mark

The scarlet 'A'. (Awesome)

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If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign

Red in anger. (A Red sign is usually a warning)

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But merriment make when I show of the vine

Drunken blush. (Red wine ....)

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I’m sure to appear when coals fan to flame

Red coals and fire. (Perfect)

Great job!

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You got it!

Here's what I had in mind. 1st, yes - notice the title R_E_D

Brilliant! I take it you're a fellow GEB admirer.

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ah man this one is awesome.

Like the hint in the subject to.

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Thanks for the props on this one guys. I like that you guys liked it. I don't have a lot of "free" time since the new job, but I'll try to keep a few of these a month coming.

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Two siblings I have and not one more

But cousins I number a million score

Of all I’m the tallest by just a bit

But our ages don’t differ, no not a nit

If someone is drowning I’d be first to leave

But I’m first to come running if flesh is cleaved

A lovers’ blush, Hot anger’s rush

All one in the same to my formless touch

You never will see me in night’s late dark

Unless you illume Nat Hawthorne’s mark

If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign

But merriment make when I show of the vine

I’m sure to appear when coals fan to flame

So don’t keep me waiting, what is my name?

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.

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You seem to me

The color red

Just popping in and out guys, three days of tower work turned into three weeks.

Peace

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The color red

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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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Two siblings I have and not one more

But cousins I number a million score

Of all I’m the tallest by just a bit

But our ages don’t differ, no not a nit

If someone is drowning I’d be first to leave

But I’m first to come running if flesh is cleaved

A lovers’ blush, Hot anger’s rush

All one in the same to my formless touch

You never will see me in night’s late dark

Unless you illume Nat Hawthorne’s mark

If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign

But merriment make when I show of the vine

I’m sure to appear when coals fan to flame

So don’t keep me waiting, what is my name?

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

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ah man this one is awesome.

Like the hint in the subject to.

This one is great :)

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oxygen

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the color red:

Two siblings I have and not one more- primary colors

But cousins I number a million score- red is part of a bunch of colors

Of all I’m the tallest by just a bit -longest wavelength

But our ages don’t differ, no not a nit -colors aren't aged...

If someone is drowning I’d be first to leave-red blood is oxygenated

But I’m first to come running if flesh is cleaved-blood

A lovers’ blush, Hot anger’s rush-blushing is red

All one in the same to my formless touch

You never will see me in night’s late dark

Unless you illume Nat Hawthorne’s mark

If you see me, be warned if I show of a sign

But merriment make when I show of the vine

I’m sure to appear when coals fan to flame-fire is red(ish)

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