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A short riddle of hopefully moderate difficulty.

I am greater in hour than in egg.

I can feed you or help you sleep.

I'm not smooth but I can.

What am I?

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Are you:

Sand

I am greater in hour than in egg.

An hourglass contains sand as does an egg timer, but an hourglass would contain more sand

I can feed you or help you sleep.

A sandwich can feed you (@MikeM.) or the Sandman can put you to sleep

I'm not smooth but I can.

Sand itself is quite coarse and grainy, but sandpaper can be used to smooth things

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe sandwich would work, too? $\endgroup$ – Mike M. Jun 1 '16 at 9:40
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    $\begingroup$ @MikeM. Ah yes good point. $\endgroup$ – SlashmanX Jun 1 '16 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ Perfect. Well done SlashmanX. Nice catch on the sandwich line Mike. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 1 '16 at 9:46
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    $\begingroup$ @Zaibis Well it says "I'm not smooth" so I took that to be actual sand, and the "but I can" to be"but I can smooth [other things]" $\endgroup$ – SlashmanX Jun 1 '16 at 11:26
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    $\begingroup$ I found the last sentence quite trippy as well, wanting to put the extra 'be' in as my mind wouldn't let me interpret it as a full sentence. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 1 '16 at 12:08

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