Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Charade No. 22

My first's the foe of rats and mice,
My next you'll meet with in a fair;
My third of various form and price,
Oft decorates a lady's hair:
My whole, in foreign climes is said
To form a mansion for the dead.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

clueless said...

catacomb??

ByMyFirst said...

That's it! Congratulations!

Ready for more?

Snigdha Dhiman said...

Can you please explain this answer?
I will be much obliged!

ByMyFirst said...

Sure!

My first's the foe of rats and mice (that's "cat", which is an enemy of rats and mice)

My next you'll meet with in a fair (this is trickier: it's the letter or word "a" which is part of "a fair")

My third of various form and price,
Oft decorates a lady's hair
(that's "comb" -- combs used to be worn in the hair, as well as to de-tangle it)

My whole, in foreign climes is said
To form a mansion for the dead.
(So we have "cat"+"a"+"comb" or "catacomb", a kind of underground cemetery that was mainly used by the Romans).

Hope this helps!