# I'm greater in Hour than in Egg

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?

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

• Maybe sandwich would work, too? – Mike M. Jun 1 '16 at 9:40
• @MikeM. Ah yes good point. – SlashmanX Jun 1 '16 at 9:40
• Perfect. Well done SlashmanX. Nice catch on the sandwich line Mike. – Brent Hackers Jun 1 '16 at 9:46
• @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]" – SlashmanX Jun 1 '16 at 11:26
• 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. – Inazuma Jun 1 '16 at 12:08