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# Magnificent Seven

Eight and five, last name and given,

We are one six six six even;

The first in cow, the last in oxen

Three in damsel, three in vixen.

Question: What are we called?

We are one six six six even;

The first in cow, the last in oxen

Three in damsel, three in vixen.

Question: What are we called?

### Hint

One of five, I the only one,One in cat, two in mitten,

Two are odd, five are even

Seven in all, one in seven.

### Answer

ROMAN NUMERALS.Explanation of the riddle:

The last name has eight letters (NUMERALS) while the first or given name has five (ROMAN).

Using each of the numerals once gives MDCLXVI, which is 1,666.

C ( which is found in Cow) is first of the seven in the alphabet while X ( which is found in oXen) is last.

Three of seven are found in DaMseL. Three are also found in VIXen.

Explanation of the hint:

I is the only one of five vowels among the seven Roman numerals.

C is found in Cat, M and I in MItten.

I and V are odd numbers. The rest are even numbers.

There are seven Roman numerals. One of them is found in seVen (the V).

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