Riddle #5

Often we are covered with wisdom and wit,
and oft with a cloth where the dinner guests sit;
In beauty around you and over your head,
we are countless, though numbered when bound to be read.

Answer: [Leaves]
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  1. bharathi devi said,

    May 24, 2006 at 12:29 am

    the answer i think is name plates/name boards set on the dining table denoting who should sit where

  2. NEELU FER said,

    May 24, 2006 at 2:42 am


  3. Nawaf said,

    May 24, 2006 at 3:19 pm


  4. marty said,

    May 24, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Hair is an interesting guess… however the answer is actually:


    This was a challenge though, since it used the double meaning of the word. ie. covered with wisdom and wit refers to text on the leaves of a book.

  5. Philly said,

    August 26, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Good one! I thought it was either words or paper!

  6. sam said,

    December 9, 2006 at 8:33 am

    The stars

  7. erikpurne said,

    May 15, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Hair? Covered in wisdom and wit? Numbered when bound to be read? Ay…
    Anyway, like Philly, I was thinking something along the lines of paper or pages, so leaves, with its double meaning, makes sense, I guess, except for the ‘…cloth where the dinner guests sit’ part, which I don’t get. Can someone explain?

  8. Apples said,

    July 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm


  9. Dale said,

    November 12, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    erikpurne; That would be a picnic blanket.

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