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" You gave the wrong answer,' said the sphinx. 'But that was what made everything possible,' said Oedipus. 'No.' she said. 'When I asked, what walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening, you answered Man. You didn't say anything... "
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences ... - עמוד 280
1816
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Harper's Magazine, כרך 41

1870
...AND FANS. ГТШЕ stafffor old age is immemorial. "What _L animal," asked the Sphinx, "walks upon four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening ?" CEdipus solved the enigma : " Man creeps in the morning of life, walks erect at noon, and supports...
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The American Home Book of In-door Games, Amusements, and Occupations

Mrs. Caroline L. Smith - 1872 - 378 דפים
...will give this famous riddle, as many little ones may not know it. 22. " What animal is it that walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening." 3.— DOUBLE ACROSTIC CHARADES, AND CROSS-WORD ENIGMAS. DOUBLE acrostic, in which the initials and...
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The Home Book for Young Ladies

1899 - 792 דפים
...deliverer of the country from this creature. The Sphinx demanded of him, " What animal it was that walked on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening." (Edipus replied "MAN! who crawls in infancy, walks erect in manhood, and supports his steps in age...
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A dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms ...

Thomas Preston (lexicographer.) - 1880
...propounded enigmas, devouring those who were unable to solve them. One of the riddles proposed was — What animal walked on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening OSdipus solved it, giving as the meaning — A man, who when an infant crawled on his hands and feet,...
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The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art & Mind

Henry Ince, Robert Mudie - 1899 - 280 דפים
...so soon as one of their enigmas should be explained. She proposed one enigma, and it was this, — What animal walked on four legs in the morning, two...and three in the evening ? Upon this, Creon, king of the Thebes, promised his crown, and his sister Jocasta in marriage, to him who should deliver his country...
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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

Edward Sylvester Ellis - 1899 - 146 דפים
...near Thebes, and proposed to every passer-by the following enigma: "What animal is that which walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening." CEdipus solved the riddle thus: Man is the animal; for, when an infant he crawls on his hands and feet,...
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A Classical Dictionary: Containing Brief and Accurate Accounts of the Proper ...

Edward Sylvester Ellis - 1900 - 208 דפים
...propounded enigmas, devouring those who were unable to solve them. One of the riddles proposed was—What animal walked on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening? CEdipus solved it, giving as the meaning—A man, who when an infant crawled on his hands and feet,...
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XX Century Cyclopaedia and Atlas: Biography, History, Art, Science ..., כרך 8

1901
...anyone who undertook but was unable to interpret its meaning. In this enigma the question proposed was, What animal walked on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening. This was at last explained by (Edipus, who said that man walked on his hands and feet when young, or...
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Nuts to Crack ...

George Schorb - 1902 - 45 דפים
...shooting, the flowers have pistils, and the bull-rush is out (the bull rushes out). Q. What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening? A. Man creeps on four in the morning of life, then walks on two, and in the evening of life with a...
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The Lamp [ed. by T.E. Bradley]., כרך 7

Thomas Earnshaw Bradley - 1854
...destroy herself as soon as one of the enigmas she proposed was explained. In this enigma she wished to know What animal walked on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening. Upon this the King of Thebes, Creon, promised his crown and sister, Jocesta, in marriage to him who should deliver...
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