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Proverbs By Another Name

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#18436
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:** (1.84)
Category:Language
Submitted By:wizecracker55A****
Corrected By:Shadows

 

 

 



Each group of words below is a commonly known phrase. Try to guess what that phrase is.

1.The total entity of substances which exhibit a reflection of light particles in awesome profusion are not necessarily composed of a soft, yellow metallic substance.

2. A couple offers possibility of camaraderie, while trebly aggregates often have the appearances of a multitude.

3. A member of the class of Aves that energizes rapidly from a state of nocturnal hibernation is able to seize by force or stratagem the lumbrious terristris.

4. Homo sapiens who inhabit abodes composed of pellucid substances containing silicon materials should be prudent of casting hard cobbles.




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Comments

kesavan7777
Oct 11, 2004

very nice and beautifully ornamented, marvellously clothed.
TiggrAus*
Nov 20, 2004

Very good
Thank God I have a heightened lexicon or I would've never gotten those.
(user deleted)
Nov 20, 2004

Exceptionally Well Done!!! It is gratifying to see evidence of others utilizing their brain case for something more than simply a convenient recepticle for placing a decorative covering!
Nicky101Aus*
Nov 20, 2004

This is more of a science one. Homosapiens? Be courteous to the younger ones! It was good though.
I_am_the_Omega**
Nov 20, 2004

Heh.. pretty good.. only one i got was "early bird," and got parts of the other ones.. but i'm not sure all those words translate exactly the way you used em ... =P
koty
Nov 20, 2004

yes,you have to remember the younger ones!!but that was good!
Chelsie**
Nov 22, 2004

I loved it, got all BUT number 2. Well Done!!
BrenBeadSP**
Nov 24, 2004

Great teaser, excellent comments, wish I was as witty.
goldmare**
Dec 19, 2004

This is a really great teaser. I only got #3 and I never heard #4 before. But either way they were all well done.
alicewashere13*
Jan 07, 2005

these are spiffy
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 05, 2005

Splendid.
whazzitt
Nov 20, 2005

One of the best, I got all but Number 2. After reading it again, I should have gotten it! Great puzzle. I like the ones you've got to think about and have unusual words. Good Job!
karenokupniakus*
Nov 20, 2005

Got 'em all, but not because I know what any of those words mean. Major-league vocabulary exercise here. Really enjoyed it.
bluehawk*us*
Nov 20, 2005

. i MISSED #2, OUCH. VERY GOOD WISECRACKER !
Brainy_1Aus*
Nov 20, 2005

Very Good! I got 2 of them, but my brain started to hurt after reading them! Nicely done.
leroy_h*
Nov 20, 2005

i got the last one. thats good for me.
IMPAUDITOR2*
Nov 20, 2005

NICE TO SEE SOME OF THOSE WORDS THAT REGULARLY APPEARED ON MY SENIOR CLASS ENGLISH VOCABULARY TEST
Cregan**
Nov 20, 2005

Keep 'em coming!
boodlerAgb*
Nov 20, 2005

just one comment, the original quote is "all that glisters is not gold"! One never sees that, though.
martiemr*
Nov 20, 2005

easy for me [tapped into area of my talent] but challenging none the less. can we have more of the same?
ceeyaaa**
Nov 20, 2005

Loved it!!! Excellent work...keep them coming
spoonfulofsugar
Nov 20, 2005

It was great! I loved it!
Had to get a little help with number 3. Where do you guys find the time?
BATBrain**
Nov 20, 2005

Really like this kind of puzzle -- probably because I can generally figure them out eventually

Guess since I like them so much I maybe should make this kind my first try at making up a BRAINGLE
mischievousmiss
Nov 20, 2005

Man that is too much like work.
Gotta come back when I got more time!!!!
formation007*
Nov 20, 2005

Well, i never got close to figuring this one out but all the same, great teaser......
choptlivvaAus*
Nov 20, 2005

Excellent!!!!!!
I got them all, but it was a good workout!!!
chrissydaze**
Nov 20, 2005

I got them all.
mogur*
Nov 20, 2005

Great one, loved it. But don't you mean "lumbricus terristris" for earthworm? And "trebly" is an adverb, not an adjective.
mogur*
Nov 20, 2005

Now you have me doing it. I mean lumbricus terrestris.
hidentreasure**
Nov 20, 2005

That was H-A-R-D. But fun.
jimbo46**
Nov 20, 2005

Good one!!! I got it right away. Enjoyed this.
bob_the_mang_o*
Nov 20, 2005

I dunno, I'm young (less than 18 years) and I know about homosapiens and Aves...

I liked these, got them too!
jcann*us*
Nov 20, 2005

I like these! You don't have to know the meaning of every word--just figure out a phrase or two, and if you are familiar with the saying it will jump out at you. I'm sure it takes longer to make these up than to fignure them out! Good work!
likeaboss92*
Nov 20, 2005

very easy but im a genius lol great job im 13 and figured this out
Maggirl23
Nov 20, 2005

i never get any of these!!!!!

but they made sense so that means it's a great, really hard teaser.
stephiesd**
Nov 20, 2005

had no idea what and Ave was, but i guessed number four by the "prudent about tossing hard cobbles" part and recognized the phrase. kinda.
peccarypie
Nov 20, 2005

Quite well elocuted. I'm amazed I got them all...
shawneeo*us*
Nov 20, 2005

I got these pretty fast, I thought they were easy, but I'm "old" (meaning I'm over 15, LOL). Good work!
lthomason**
Nov 20, 2005

This was fantastic My favorite teaser so far
schatzy228*us*
Nov 20, 2005

yes it was wordy
and it was nerdy
not too much hype
but not my type
but still it was fun
and now we are done
thimblenogginus*
Nov 20, 2005

sprinkled with enough clues to be easy
timon_dmlybotsAph*
Nov 20, 2005

good!
riddlelover**
Nov 20, 2005

Very hard, but fun! I didn't get any of them figured out, but I still love riddles and teasers like this! Keep 'em comin'!
meme2559**
Nov 20, 2005

Hey fooled me!
filetmerlot
Nov 21, 2005

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

good one
suganue*us*
Nov 21, 2005

I LOVED IT!!!! I actually got all of them. i did have to use a dictionary to get #2 . thanks for the great teaser
jacstop*
Nov 21, 2005

I love to Sesquip, which is where you received the idea for your teaser no doubt Nonetheless, this made for an instant classic.
David1966*
Nov 27, 2005

That waz imposible and made no sense!!
tamjpAus*
May 01, 2007

Those were fantastic.! I got them all but had to read some of them twice.

I made one like this a long time ago. Good fun!
KnitchAus*
May 01, 2007

Quick and too easy. Still fun tho.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 01, 2007

Excellent! Got all except # 3.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 01, 2007

Excellent! Got all except # 3.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 01, 2007

Oops. Sorry for the repetition!
cloughmeAws*
May 01, 2007

Good job, but rather easy.
riddle_of_fateAkr*
May 01, 2007

LOL it made me laugh. good one
kitty728Aus*
May 01, 2007

good one.....
i knew aves meant something about birds, but still couldnt get it....thanks for a good one, though....
L8R G8RS
lmurray*cn*
May 01, 2007

ENJOYABLE, BUT DEFINITELY ON THE EASY SIDE.
bradon182001*us*
May 01, 2007

These were really enjoyable to figure out. You had to think thru the entire sentence to understand what it meant.
doeheadAus*
May 01, 2007

Easy,but not my thing.
gaylewolfAus*
May 01, 2007

I thought these were clever and provocative. I got 3 out of 4 and wished I had spent enough time to get the last one! Was in too big of a hurry.
Thanks!
starrychelxAus*
May 01, 2007

I liked these. I got them all (well, I kind of got #2, I was a little off because I haven't heard that phrase in forever). Good job, kudos on the awesome teaser!
phyllisa*us*
May 01, 2007

Good teaser, and I got them all
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
May 01, 2007

I love these type of teasers, easy, but exquisite use of the English language....In the words of a grate (ha ha) leader - 'Mission Accomplished!'
babyceeus*
May 01, 2007

excellent use of the english language. one for the favs.
katjojoAus*
May 01, 2007

#3 totally got me! Good Job!
auntiesisAus*
May 01, 2007

Very well done. You get an A+ from me. Thank you.
jcann*us*
May 01, 2007

One of my favorite kind of teasers. Well done and lots of fun!
saleprice1ca
May 01, 2007

loved this one got 3 out of 4 with #3 throwing me off. I had early to bed early to rise etc oh well can`t win `em all ( not with ny brain anyway Ha,ha....
2ndhandroseca*
May 01, 2007

i loved this. I got 2 right . almost three , I guessed All is not What it Seems, I had the gold part but couldn't get the rest. More of these please .....and i also could have used a dictionary, I will look up the words later 4 sure thanks Excellent
cassiemarkAus*
May 01, 2007

Got them all! Loved it!
lilredc5*
May 01, 2007

This is the first teaser that I really enjoyed.
smartymommyApr*
May 01, 2007

Good one! I got 2/4. I new 2 and 4 but never heard of 3 and 4. What can I do? If you don't know, you don't know!
oddreyus*
May 01, 2007

A++++++
Stupidenator*
May 01, 2007

Great! Couldn't get the third one though.
hradilv**
May 01, 2007

Pretty easy - but still fun. Thanks!
OhEmGeeA*
May 01, 2007

i didnt get it. it was confusing.

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m
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p
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jabdrAus*
May 01, 2007

Clever and nicely worded. I got them at first read, which is an exception for me, and a real treat!
Thanks
ShikamaruAus**
May 01, 2007

those are the best ones ive ever seen.
318830*
May 01, 2007

I got all except the third one... great teaser!
Odessius
May 01, 2007

i came to sad conclusion today. If there was a riddle for the probability of me guessing tomorrows daily teaser, I'd acquiese to bestowing ascent.
animaru2413Aus*
May 01, 2007

supposed to be glisters... good quiz
nerdyiscool*us**
May 01, 2007

I got two's company and also the glass houses... Fun Fun Fun!
I_Write_Books*
May 01, 2007

Fun, fun, fun!
GrandmaB*
May 01, 2007

Nicely done! I'm sure it took you a lot longer to write that beautiful prose than it took us to figure them out. Now there's an exercise I'll have to try!
grams60Aus*
May 01, 2007

enjoyable teaser, my gray cells are not working I did get #2 and #4. had lots of fun.
Trishgal*us*
May 02, 2007

Got three of the four .I really enjoyed it ,it was well written . I vote Send more,please
s_o_sAen*
May 07, 2007

Great teaser! It was fun and I also increased my vocabulary - had to look up what aves meant but got the others.
Badger*us*
May 08, 2007

Easy for me, but very fun! The mental picture of a bird "energizing from nocturnal hibernation" made me laugh for some reason... Thanks for submitting.
lovedoit*au
May 12, 2007

FABULOUS BUDDY
QrystalAca*
May 15, 2007

I had fun solving this teaser~!! I struggled a bit on #2 because I couldn't quite remember the first part of the phrase, but I didn't give up, and soon enough it came to me.
SammyBean*
Sep 03, 2007

wow that was really really funny but it to hard dumb it down your to smart
pengzoidAus*
May 01, 2010

Missed #3. Fun teaser.
night_baroness*
May 01, 2010

Brilliant! You made my day.
patiencewithaP*us*
May 01, 2010

Got 'em all but #2. Great teaser!
emu77alu02us*
May 01, 2010

That was great!
drfredAus*
May 02, 2010

See? There's a reason they made you study vocabulary in school!
avonmaAus*
May 02, 2010

Got 'em all! Wasn't really sure about #3, though.
Fun!
Babe*
May 01, 2013

I got all but #3 and would have gotten that if I had taken more time, But I hurried through. The hour is late. great teaser !
JQPublic*
May 01, 2013

Pretty easy except for the third one (I had to look up Aves). Great job; I love this kind of teaser!
lukasiwicz*
May 01, 2013

Very nice, but the first one, as translated into its best-known form, is patently untrue, insofar as "All that glitters is not gold" means, essentially, "Nothing that glitters is gold." But gold is one thing that does glitter." Hence the proverb is mistaken, and would better be rendered as, "Not everything that glitters is gold."
thecatladycac**
May 02, 2013

Number 3 threw me. I got the "awakening bird" but couldn't come up with "worm" - actually I spent only about 20 seconds thinking about it, so didn't really try I guess. I really enjoyed the teaser - you did a great job!!



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