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32 White Horses..

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#404
Fun:*** (2.33)
Difficulty:** (1.82)
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:phrebh




32 white horses upon a red hill
Now they tramp
Now they champ
Now they stand still.
What are they?


teeth and gums

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Dec 18, 2005

I don't get it. "champ" and "tramp" ?? i've heard other versions of this that made more sense.
Jan 12, 2006

Maybe "stomp" and "chomp"?
Feb 12, 2006

This is an old, old riddle and it is used by Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Different versions either use "Thirty White Horses" or "Twenty White Horses"... which is less accurate but scans better.

The 20 White Horses version is a nursery rhyme about baby teeth.
May 19, 2006

right... but why horses? couldn't it be dogs or something...? or wolves? wwhy horses?
Jun 14, 2006

i think the "tramp" and "champ" represent someone chewing
Jan 07, 2007

i wouldnt have thought of teeth!
Apr 28, 2007

Yay! I got it!

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