Braingle Lite

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Submitted By:tamjp
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The following phrases are colloquialisms, idioms or proverbs that are written in their literal, and rather complicated form. Can you uncover their true meanings and solve this teaser?

Example: "Don't place the two wheeled vehicle in a position preceding the equine mammal," is the proverb "Don't put the cart before the horse."

1. Positive aesthetic appeal is solely the equivalent of the thickness of the epidermis.

2. The ground covering of slender leaved plants is always a more vibrant hue of a common secondary color in the proximity of the opposite surface of a structure serving as a boundary.

3. Produce the sound of sharp tapping by striking blows to a processed piece of secondary xylem from a large perennial plant.

4. The gyre that emanates shrill sounds receives the viscous lubricant.

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by ErIn_RuLeS08/07/05
that was hard!! but very intellegent!! i like that! :D keep them coming

Posted by froggygg08/07/05
I love these! I really enjoy figuring them out and got them all! :D :D :D

Posted by MAroxmysoxonice08/07/05
i love this kind of teaser!!! i never figure them out but...... :oops: :oops: great job!!!! :D :wink:

Posted by thecowancannons08/08/05
good teaser :D i didnt get the answer though............... :oops: :lol:

Posted by craziigurl110508/08/05
I got 1..... but great teaser! I love these! Keep them coming! :D

Posted by nathalia08/09/05
Good one. Keep them coming

Posted by rennebelle08/10/05
i managed to get 2-- loved this teaser! 8)

Posted by Master_Yoda08/10/05
mister fancy pants language. :D lol just kidding i loved it :lol: :lol:

Posted by tamjp08/11/05
I am emensely jubilant and overjoyed that upon deciphering this literary puzzle I created you did indeed experience similar positive complex emtional responses. :D Translation :wink: I liked making it and I am glad you all liked it!! :roll: :lol:

Posted by sweetime08/15/05
really enjoyed it tam, but "viscious grease"? why was the oil angry/violent? or am i having another blonde day?

Posted by CPlusPlusMan08/20/05
It's not that type of viscous... Viscous is a liquid's resistance to flow. Vicious is mean, rabid, cruel, etc. Yes, very confusing... Anyways, good job on the teaser. These are much harder than mine! Good job!

Posted by tamjp08/22/05
Thank you for explaining that for sweet. :) Thank you. I used terrible grammar, however. Thanks again for the inspiration :wink:

Posted by sweetime08/23/05
lol - i was having a blonde day, didn't even spot the lack of the "i" in viscious when i wrote the comment *sigh* i take it all back tam - well done!! :D

Posted by tamjp08/25/05
No worries. :wink: Thanks again :D 8)

Posted by tigershelton08/30/05
Love this one! Intelligent. Way to go! :D

Posted by tamjp09/05/05
:D Thank you! 8)

Posted by michelle361712/14/05
very good

Posted by choptlivva03/19/06

Posted by nightowl1906/20/06
That was so cool! Please make some more, because that was way too much fun! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by StormyEyes06/20/06
Whoa baby, very fun! Very hard, but very fun. I actually let out a cry of triumph for getting one of them correct... :oops:

Posted by tamjp09/05/06
:o wow! Glad this one is still being enjoyed after all this time. I hope to get Braingling and crank out some new fun soon. 8)

Posted by MalcolmReynolds11/24/06
Heh.. liked this. I would say it was too easy, but I think if it was any harder it would be too hard. Which doesn't make sense...

Posted by tamjp06/29/08
:oops: dude! it has been so long that I couldn't get #3! On my OWN TEASER!! LOL :lol: Whoah! I need to Braingle more :wink: 8)


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