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Here's my first riddle on Puzzling SE.

They say I'm a ship
But I see no water for days
You may think you know me
From my cousin of holy ways

Look for me in abandoned places
And you might find an obstacle or two
Its what keeps me going long
When the movers move

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I think you are talking about

A camel

They say I'm a ship

A camel is also called as the "ship of the desert"

But I see no water for days

There is no water in their habitat, the desert

You may think you know me From my cousin of holy ways

The cousin of the camel is the llama. Llama ( Lama ) is a reference to Dalai Lama, the Buddhist Monk.

Look for me in abandoned places

A desert is pretty abandoned.

And you might find an obstacle or two Its what keeps me going long When the movers move

As Kevin Rubin has stated, " 'an obstacle or two' could be the camels' humps. These humps store water for the camel which helps them going long. "When the movers move" could mean the camel herders because they "move" the camel around by riding it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Cousin of Holy Ways could be related to a donkey - Jesus riding into Jerusalem, etc. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Jun 22 '15 at 19:00
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    $\begingroup$ "an obstacle or two" could be the camels' humps, which hold water to keep them going long. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Rubin Jun 22 '15 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ You are right except for the reason for 'holy ways' and 'movers move'. Also, find the connect of the title. $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Jun 22 '15 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ As Ogden Nash said: A one-l lama is a priest, a two-l llama is a beast, but I'll wager my pyjama, that there is no three-l lllama. $\endgroup$ – Carmi Jun 23 '15 at 5:36
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    $\begingroup$ "These humps store water for the camel which helps them going long." Absolutely false. The humps store fat, this is what keeps the camel moving. Water is good to have of course but it can't provide the energy required to move, so the camel is better off with fat instead of water. $\endgroup$ – zovits supports GoFundMonica Jun 23 '15 at 7:40
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Could it possibly be:

A space ship or satellite?

They say I'm a ship But I see no water for days

Space ships are not used on water, but rather in space. (Where there isn't liquid water)

You may think you know me From my cousin of holy ways

I'm pretty sure everyone knows about normal water ships (boats, yachts etc.) which could be a cousin of a space ship.

Look for me in abandoned places And you might find an obstacle or two

If you look in space (which can be considered abandoned and empty), You will can see some objects (planets and stars). [Earth + moon/sun]

Its what keeps me going long When the movers move

The gravitational forces from the Earth and moon/sun are what keep space ships and satellites orbiting earth. Space ships can also be 'sling shot' by using gravitation forced of other heavy bodies.

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    $\begingroup$ In space, nothing is close ;P $\endgroup$ – Mark N Jun 22 '15 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeNewbie It's possible that perhaps your puzzle has multiple valid solutions. :) $\endgroup$ – fluffy Jun 23 '15 at 5:08
  • $\begingroup$ @fluffy: sure, if you stretch any clue to its lengths, you can make it fit to your answer. :) $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Jun 23 '15 at 5:18
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this is my first answer too (no questions yet)

Relationship

They say I'm a ship But I see no water for days

the word ends in ship, but its not actually a ship

You may think you know me From my cousin of holy ways

Your cousins are you relations

Look for me in abandoned places And you might find an obstacle or two

not too sure about this

Its what keeps me going long When the movers move

When loved ones move away, if you keep things going, then you are in a long distance relationship

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