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CUSHION – CUTTER

A cushion firm purchased a cutter
Which sliced through tough fabrics like butter.
Alas, it broke down –
On my last trip to town,
I saw the machine in a gutter.

PINEAPPLE – PIONEER

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Said one old Transvaal pioneer:
"There's no place for luxuries here.
You can't load your cart
With pineapple tart
Or fill it with kegs of Dutch beer".

SPIRE – SPRINGTIME

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In springtime, we sang in a choir.
The church had a picturesque spire
And statues of martyrs
In breeches and garters.
Alas, the acoustics were dire.

KICKER – KNOW

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The coach grabbed some charts and unrolled them,
Then gathered his players and told them:
"I know, a good kicker
Would help us score quicker.
I had some great guys, but I sold them!"

DRAWBACK – DRENCHED

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I didn't stay here and complain
About being drenched yet again.
I flew off to Crete,
But the blistering heat
Was a drawback — I yearned for some rain.

OBSESSED – OBTAINED

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A student of mine was obsessed
With finishing top in a test.
But having obtained
Full marks, she complained:
"I still feel profoundly depressed".

TEMPLE – TENNIS

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A young British tourist called Dennis
Encountered a temple near Venice.
Between two brick walls
The priests batted balls
In a rite that resembled Real tennis.

UNLUCKY – UNMISTAKABLE

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That dull, unmistakable sound
Is a jump jockey hitting the ground.
All riders are plucky,
But some are unlucky
And find themselves hospital-bound.

REVISION – REX

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A school board approved a revision
Of history, with its decision
To use the word 'Rex'
Regardless of sex
In textbooks. This caused much derision.

PENTHOUSE – PERCOLATE

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My well-dressed conservative friend
Insisted: "The money I spend
Will percolate down
To the paupers in town
From my penthouse in London's West End".

ALDERMAN – ALIVE

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