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Two words together describe this to tame

In a strange way my meaning is just the same

Whether read word by word

Although it sounds quite absurd

All allude to my circuitous fame.

You don't want to meet me accidentally

Then draw near, be alert most mentally

Can go this way or that

Depends where you're at

So surely you can approximate my identity.

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Two words together describe this to tame

In a strange way my meaning is just the same

Whether read word by word

Although it sounds quite absurd

All allude to my circuitous fame.

You don't want to meet me accidentally

Then draw near, be alert most mentally

Can go this way or that

Depends where you're at

So surely you can approximate my identity.

overcome...???

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Great riddle :) Wanting to get one guess in, before I go, even if it's not a great one.

bad luck

Really, must you go? Dang, it's hard to be melodramatic online. EDMs got me all goofy. Unfortunately, not that.

turtle dove...??? or falling dew....????

Ummm, getting closer??????

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raindrops???

sorry........can't think straight.........goodnight!!

P.S: i'll sleep on it and get back to u.........if it's already answered,........nevermind :D:D

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My brain's going a little wild on this one, thinking of everything from "solar system" to specific suits in a playing card deck, so I'm just trying to sort it out...

Bicycle?

Football? - sounds absurd, ball refers to circular shape, you don't want to be hit by one when you're not paying attention, and you have to pay attention to catch it, and it can bounce any which way

Disco ball? Crystal ball? - crystal ball could fit everything, given the right type (but then again, it's easier to answer riddles with magical items rather than real ones, as their properties are indefinite)

The last few lines make me think Sandman

Lady Luck? - the circular thing is qualified by "what comes around goes around," but that's a stretch

Rubber band?

Typhoon/hurricane?

Okay, I think that's enough for now... maybe

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sorry........can't think straight.........goodnight!!

P.S: i'll sleep on it and get back to u.........if it's already answered,........nevermind :D:D

raindrops???

not those, sorry.

Okay, I think that's enough for now... maybe

My brain's going a little wild on this one, thinking of everything from "solar system" to specific suits in a playing card deck, so I'm just trying to sort it out...

Bicycle?

Football? - sounds absurd, ball refers to circular shape, you don't want to be hit by one when you're not paying attention, and you have to pay attention to catch it, and it can bounce any which way

Disco ball? Crystal ball? - crystal ball could fit everything, given the right type (but then again, it's easier to answer riddles with magical items rather than real ones, as their properties are indefinite)

The last few lines make me think Sandman

Lady Luck? - the circular thing is qualified by "what comes around goes around," but that's a stretch

Rubber band?

Typhoon/hurricane?

dont know quite where to start. at some point I just have to say none of the above. great thoughts. some maybe over the top but keep it up please.

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Two words together describe this to tame

In a strange way my meaning is just the same

Whether read word by word

Although it sounds quite absurd

All allude to my circuitous fame.

You don't want to meet me accidentally

Then draw near, be alert most mentally

Can go this way or that

Depends where you're at

So surely you can approximate my identity.

Hi, i'm back! good morning!!! :D:D

pet animals.....????

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Dang, I missed out on a goofy mood? Bummer deal.

Good morning!

rainstorm(/thunderstorm)

Good morning MrsP! Not nearly so goofy, sorry. All work and too little play. Gotta squeeze five days into four. Now how's that for a conundrum? Your guess is not where I'm coming from for this one. Thanks for shopping. Come back real soon.

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Does the word "tame" matter?

I can only come up with two words that fit in "this to tame," easy-to-tame and hard-to-tame. Which makes me think the answer is "difficulty," because difficulty is a measure of how hard something is, so difficulty can be easy... but it doesn't fit the other lines.

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Two words together describe this to tame -
reign
(in) meaning "to tame" In a strange way my meaning is just the same Whether read word by word - "Whether" read word by word = "whet her" ~ "weather" =
rain
Although it sounds quite absurd All allude to my circuitous fame. You don't want to meet me accidentally - line as in clothesline Then draw near, be alert most mentally - line (up) Can go this way or that - CAN GO anagrammed into CONGA (line) Depends where you're at So surely you can approximate my identity.

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Two words together describe this to tame DOMESTICATE ?

In a strange way my meaning is just the same FABRICATE ?

Whether read word by wordAlthough it sounds quite absurd

All allude to my circuitous fame. CIRCUITS ?

You don't want to meet me accidentally NEGATIVE ?

Then draw near, be alert most mentally POSITIVE ?

Can go this way or thatDepends where you're at INCONCLUSIVE ?

So surely you can approximate my identity.

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Two words together describe this to tame...subdue

In a strange way my meaning is just the same..substitute

Whether read word by word

Although it sounds quite absurd

All allude to my circuitous fame. Submarines

You don't want to meet me accidentally...during war

Then draw near, be alert most mentally

Can go this way or that

Depends where you're at

So surely you can approximate my identity.

subdue? making me think of the game battleship.

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Sorry all for my lack of presence here lately. Went to the mountains over the long weekend and no connectivity. Am back now (obviously) and will better keep this one current. Nothing right yet. DN, the "this to tame" part refers only to the riddle itself so the answer is what is to tame. hm, though I hope this is an A1 riddle, there is no elaborate word play here, pretty much a straightforwared WAI.

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