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Consecutive Double Letters 3

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Submitted By:lifeisgood812
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Feed, good, and kiss are 3 examples of words with double letters. Use the clues and fill in the blanks to find words with consecutive double letters. Remember, these words have 2 sets of double letters in a row!

1. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...
B _ _ _ _ _ N

2. Body modification.
T _ _ _ _ O

3. A Group of people.
C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E

4. Acuteness or acumen.
K _ _ _ _ _ _ S

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5. Kangaroos, dingos, and kookaburras!
C _ _ _ E

Answer:

1. Balloon
Clue: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...
The first balloon was invented in 1709. Now, balloons are used as an airship design, in celebrations, and even in medicine! Military use of the balloon first occurred in the American Civil War in map-making and in signaling armies. Now, hot air balloons can be seen and ridden during parades and festivals.

2. Tattoo
Clue: Body Modification
Tattooing is a form of body modification. Many cultures all over the world practice tattooing. The first tattoos were found on ancient Egyptian mummies and on "Otzi the Iceman," who was found frozen in the Italian Alps!

3. Committee
Clue: A group of people.
Committees are often formed when a group of people need to make a decision. They can range in size from just a few people to a very large group of people. The most well-known examples of committees are in government where committees are delegated to decide on legislation.

4. Keenness
Clue: Acuteness or acumen.
Keenness is a synonym for acuteness, acumen, brilliance, cleverness, and other similar words. The word 'keen' comes from an Old English word that means brave.

5. Cooee
Clue: Kangaroos, dingos, and kookaburras!
Cooee is a chant used in the Australian Outback. It is usually shouted to attract attention, indicate one's location, or find missing people. Sherlock Holmes used his knowledge of this word to solve "The Boscombe Valley Mystery." (Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

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