Mother Goose has but one eye.
My former teacher is heavy with child.
The son of my sister lives in the city.
He sells wind to buy eggplants for the inn.
In the days before the fish developed thumbs.
She came to voice my piano the odd Thursday until I run afowl of the Law.
Two counts of aquascutum perpetrated in an alcoholic bikini.
If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs will five hens lay in 6 days?
5 hens would lay 5 eggs in a day and a half.
In 6 days, there are 4 day-and-a-half
5 x 4 = 20
(each hen lays 2/3 egg per day)
Michael Maier [1568 –1622]
Oppenheim: Johann Theodor de Bry, 1617
Alchemy web site
A few years ago during the Olympics, a skier from just down the road broke her pole during a race. The coach from Norway, a rival team, handed her a new pole, and she went on to win the race.
In appreciation the people of Canada sent the coach a shipload of maple syrup. The import duty was so high that he had to sell his house, and he now lives under a bridge near the Trollheim tunnel, feeding his family on pancakes.
I saw the other day an experiment which pleased me much, as I thought it would serve our purpose here. (I ought to have held my tongue for four or five minutes before beginning this experiment, because it depends upon my lungs for success.) By the proper application of air, I expect to be able to drive this egg out of one cup into the other by the force of my breath; but if I fail it is in a good cause, and I do not promise success, because I have been talking more than I ought to do to make the experiment succeed.
— Michael Faraday
Beat up the whites of three eggs carefully and use a piece of flannel to rub it well into the leather which will become clean and lustrous. For black leathers, some lampblack may be added and the mixture applied in the same way.
—The Boy Mechanic, Volume 1