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I am such a little thing

That people ignore me

Until the day destruction comes,

And they wince painfully.

Women measure wealth by me,

Men, too, if they are wise;

After all, when I’m not there,

I topple royal ties.

I can't tell if this is easy or not; after all, I know the answer. Anyhow, have fun with it!

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A contrite intern just logged on

She's sorry she's been busy

No answers posted are the one

Your logic made me dizzy.

I doubt you need some more advice

I won't give you more clues

Still, more guesses would be nice

So she replies to you.

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I guess it's time for a little help

So now I guess I'll say

That only one answer is required

Whose meaning is given two ways:

I am such a little thing

That people ignore me

Until the day destruction comes,

And they wince painfully.

Women measure wealth by me,

Men, too, if they are wise;

After all, when I’m not there,

I topple royal ties.

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nail/nails

"for want of a nail, a shoe was lost.....a kingdom was lost"

... and chicory has it! Good job, everyone!

Sorry it took me so long to get back to this. This week's been crazy. :wacko::)

Explanation to follow when I'm not so exhausted. Cheers!

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wow......good riddle! well done chicory! :thumbsup:

but could you please explain it? it would make things easier..... :D

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wow......good riddle! well done chicory! :thumbsup:

but could you please explain it? it would make things easier..... :D

I am such a little thing

That people ignore me -- when one is busy, caring for one's nails is the first thing to go; many times I have forgotten to get enough nails for something I was working on

Until the day destruction comes,

And they wince painfully. -- ever broken a nail, or torn it off, or gotten a hangnail, or had a nail come out of a project and made your whole structure come apart?

Women measure wealth by me, -- manicure/pedicure; wealthy women take pride in having nice nails

Men, too, if they are wise;

After all, when I’m not there,

I topple royal ties. -- "For want of a nail. . . the kingdom was lost."

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