As Soft as Silk
DESCRIPTION: Riddle: "As soft as silk, As white as milk, As bitter as gall; A thick wall, And a green coat covers me all." Accepted answer: a walnut (or a walnut on a tree)
EARLIEST DATE: 1600 "Book of merry Riddles, according to the Opies)
KEYWORDS: food riddle nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie/Opie-OxfordDictionaryOfNurseryRhymes 474, "As Soft as Silk" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-AnnotatedMotherGoose #687, p. 272, "(As Soft as Silk)"
Dolby-OrangesAndLemons, p. 184, "As Soft as Silk" (1 text)
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