German flour inside a sack,
I say, in poles‌, I can crack.
What am I?


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The word "poles" may be a reference to

the two jaws of the nutcracker, which move like the poles of a lever to crack the nut.

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    $\begingroup$ What about 'German flour inside a sack' - how would this answer explain that part of the riddle? $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Dec 31, 2022 at 9:19
  • $\begingroup$ The reference to "German flour" in the riddle may be a hint that nutcrackers are often associated with Germany $\endgroup$
    – Subash
    Jan 2 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ It was some obscure city, but I don't remember. I guess this works too! $\endgroup$
    – misc544
    Feb 5 at 19:03

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